Migration watchdog holds capability building for migrants, families
MANILA, 5 September 2009 (CBCP News)—In pursuit of its objectives, the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) has conducted a capability building activity August 13 – 14, 2009 in Antipolo, Rizal.
The activity was intended for the migrants and their families in order to develop a deeper understanding on the various migration issues and to address personal concerns.
The two-day program also tackled various matters concerning effective public speaking, web development, and team building.
Jeff Menguin, Advanced Communicator Gold and Past Area Governor of Toastmasters International, discussed on the modules for team building and public speaking.
Ellene Sana from the Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines (CMA-PHILS) facilitated the seminar-workshop on the concerns of migrants on their migration process in the context of human rights.
The activity ended with a lecture by Fr. Fabio Baggio of the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) on basic web development.
Established in 1995, PMRW is a registered civil society network that is tasked to encourage the recognition, protection and fulfillment of the rights of the Filipino migrants worldwide most especially in the Philippines during their migration period.
Members of the organization that are based in the Philippines and abroad are the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI); Apostleship of the Sea-Manila; Scalabrini Lay Association; Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines (CMA-PHILS); International Catholic Migration Commission; Scalabrini Center for People on the Move; Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC); Development Action for Women Network; Moyse; Martin De Rada Human Rights Bureau; Seoul Archdiocese Labor Pastoral Commission and Stella Maris International Service Center. (Kate Laceda)