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Trainers’ Training on Financial Literacy and Peer Counseling among NGOs, LGUs and other stakeholders in the Philippines

The first Training of Trainers on Financial Literacy & Peer Counseling was held from October 19 to 23, 2009 at the Splash Mountain Resort Hotel, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The training was held in cooperation with IOM-MRF Manila, Department of

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Financial Literacy and Addressing Barriers to Reintegration of Overseas Filipinos and Their Families
By Estrella Mai Dizon-Anonuevo

“Bakit ngayon lang ninyo naisip gawin itong (financial literacy) seminar na ito? Milyon na ang nawaldas ko!” (Why did you only think of implementing this financial literacy seminar now? I have wasted millions of pesos!) commented Minda Teves, one of

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School Based Program in Addressing Social Cost of Migration and Setting Up Batang Atikha Youth Savers Club
By Estrella Mai Dizon-Anonuevo

Romlowel Villanueva, a son of a seafarer shared that the reason why he joined the Batang Atikha Savers Club (BASC youth savers club) was because his friends were members but he realized as he participated in the various workshops and

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Building the Capacities of Local Governments and other stakeholders and Setting Up One-Stop Migration Resource Centers
By Estrella Mai Dizon-Anonuevo

“Social worker tayo di ba? Ano ang ginagawa natin sa financial literacy seminar na it to? ( We are social workers right? What are we doing in this financial literacy seminar?), asked Don ng Quezon to Fely Servanez. Fely and

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“Maximizing the Gains and Minimizing the Social Cost of Overseas Migration in the Philippines”
Project number: P-069
Reporting Period: 1st of October 2009 to 31 May 2011(as amended)
Total funding amount approved for the project: $288,626
Names of the other project partners: Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli-CISP

Increased awareness of the Filipinos and other stakeholders on the issues of migration and development and migrant social and civil rights in Italy. Migrants organizations and HTAs enabled to build their knowledge on migrants rights and welfare issues, financial literacy, counseling,

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“Mobilizing Migrant Resources Towards Agri-based Cooperatives in the Philippines”
Implementing Agent: Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative Inc.
Implementation period: 24 Months
Project partners: Soro-soro Ibaba Development Cooperative, LBP Financial Services SpA, Filipino Women’s Council
Total Budget: US$359,000 [FFR grant: US$250,000 & Counterpart: US$109,000 (US$25,000 in cash; US$84,000 in kind)]

1) Facilitate links between Philippine migrant associations in Italy and their hometowns in the Philippines to support agri-based cooperatives and other productive remittance-based activities and services; and
2) To build the capacity of overseas Filipino workers in Italy and their

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Mainstreaming Migration and Development Initiatives in LGUs and Schools with High Concentration of Overseas Filipinos

To contribute to reduced poverty and good governance by building the capacities of local government, educators, migrants and their families and other stakeholders in minimizing the social cost and maximizing the gains of migration to create jobs and economic opportunities

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