SORSOGON UNITED

When we unite, We make our life better

Church, schools to work together to help children of OFWs

Catholic schools have called on a Church-based migrant workers’ group to closely work with them in the formation of minors whose parents are working abroad.

Father Edwin Corros, executive secretary of the Catholic Episcopal Commission on Migrant and Itinerant Peoples (ECMI), said they have received reports from Catholic schools about children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) encountering difficulties in studies.

“It would be easier to form OFW support groups in various parts of the country because they would only do a simple survey to among elementary pupils and high school students who among have one or both parents abroad,” Corros was quoted in a report by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ CBCP News.

Corros added the school’s guidance counsellors have observed certain attitudinal problems from children of OFWs, including difficulties in comprehension and adjusting to regular school routines.

Corros said school teachers noted the below average scholastic performance which he attributed to lack of parental supervision.

“Ideally, parents have to be physically present to supervise their children but economic reasons made either or both parents leave for overseas employment,” Corros explained.

Some Filipinos are forced to work abroad away from their families due to financial reasons, particularly to better provide for children.

While the phenomenon of having one parent away to work abroad to work, there have been an increase of cases were both parents away to overseas jobs.

John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator of the overseas Filipino worker group, Migrante Middle East, said that due to dire situationin the country, parents are normally forced by dire circumstances to be employed abroad.

“Usually, it is the father or the mother leaves the country to work abroad. But if this is the case, the remaining parent will be forced to leave the country to work, too. This is no good as this obviously weakens family ties,” he said adding that while both parents are away, the burden of taking care of the children will be transferred to the aging grandparents.

By Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent

Visit: http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/church-schools-to-work-together-to-help-children-of-ofws-1.638831

Filed under: Church, Education, Encouragement, Kwentong OFW, OFW Corner,

Twitter Updates

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 909 other followers

RSS OUR DAILY BREAD

  • Living on Purpose
    “We’re going on vacation!” my wife enthusiastically told our three-year-old grandson Austin as we pulled out of the driveway on the first leg of our trip. Little Austin looked at her thoughtfully and responded, “I’m not going on vacation. I’m going on a mission!” We’re not sure where our grandson picked up the concept of going “on a mission,” but his comment […]

RSS DAILY INSPIRATION QUOTES

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS DAILY VERSE

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

SHARE THIS BLOG!

Bookmark and Share

Archives

Categories

UPCOMING EVENTS

RSS The Green Economist

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS PINOY OFW

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

FIND OUT MORE! EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF SORSOGON!!

 

Calendar

August 2020
M T W T F S S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

eRADIO-SORSOGON

pbndzmssorsogon.blogspot.com  

RSS THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall dies
    On August 12, 2014, actress Lauren Bacall, who shot to fame in her debut film, 1944’s “To Have and Have Not,” in which she appeared opposite Humphrey Bogart, with whom she would have a legendary romance, dies at her New York City home at age 89. In a career that spanned nearly 70 years, the ...
  • American golfer Jack Nicklaus sets title record
    On August 12, 1973, American golfer Jack Nicklaus wins the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) championship for his 14th major title, surpassing Bobby Jones’ record of 13 major championships. Nicklaus shot a seven-under-par 277 at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio, to win $45,000 and his ...

PESO EXCHANGE RATES TODAY

OFW-ONLINE SERVICES

poea.gov.ph
 

ARE YOU LOOKING for a JOB?

jobsdb.com
 
jobsdb.com
 
jobstreet.com

nrco.dole.gov.ph   poea.gov.ph         phil-job.net  

   
    sorsogonunited.wordpress.com    
sorsogonunited.wordpress.com   sorsogonunited.wordpress.com
   

Proud to be pinoy

Bicol Blog Community

SORSOGONUNITED VISITORS

  • 202,080 Hits

FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Free counters!

SORSOGONUNITED FRIENDS

del.icio.us

Top Rated

Top Clicks

  • None
%d bloggers like this: