Dressmaking training continues for Filipino overseas workers

Manama, May 26 (BNA) About 30 overseas Filipino workers are currently taking part in a sewing training program in Manama.

The program began on April 29, and will conclude on June 3.

Pinay Ikaw Na! (PIN) in collaboration with the Overseas Workers Welfare Department (OWWA) Bahrain is organizing a 6-Friday training aimed at providing migrant workers with new skills that they can use to start a business and create future job opportunities.

OWWA Welfare Officer Redina Manlapaz said the skills development training was a great opportunity for OWWA members to build their capacity as workers and prepare them for employment prospects while working abroad.

PIN President Dinah Sta Ana said that the objectives of the training were to enhance the knowledge and skills of OFWs and stressed the importance of improving one’s knowledge to raise the level of skills for personal and professional growth in order to improve their lives, where education should not be – the end journey.

The course prepares the trainees to be a qualified dressmaker with the ability to draw and cut a pattern, design a pattern on a material or fabric, sew and apply the finishing touches to women’s casual clothing consisting of casual wear, blouse, skirt, pajama set, trousers and shorts.

Aside from sewing training, organized activities include baking, food processing, and hair cutting.

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for June 10 at the Cultural Hall.

PIN is a registered nonprofit, nonprofit organization whose charitable work includes helping distressed outside workers who need medical help.

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