In celebration of the National Migrant Workers Month and in commemoration of the 116th Philippine Independence Day, around twenty-seven (27) children of OFWs from Cotabato City and Maguindanao, ages 7 – 12 years old, were gathered on June 12, 2014 at Ummah Development Center Foundation, Inc. (UDFI), Cotabato City as part of the Recreational and Educational Program for Children of OFWs.
The program provided an opportunity for the children of OFWs having access to socializing and social learning among them as they have team-building games. It also became a venue for increased views on their basic rights as children of OFWs as these were taught to them. The program also became an opportunity for developed skills on visual arts as they were encouraged and asked to draw what their dreams are as children of OFWs.
In the end, five (5) children were selected and awarded with recognition and special gifts who portrayed the best drawing and interpretation.
The second set of this program will be for the 13 – 20 years old OFW children on June 20 – 23, 2014 at Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur during the 8th Mindanao Youth Camp of the Alyansa ng Kabataang Mindanao para sa Kapayapaan (Alliance of Mindanao Youth for Peace).