The Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, Inc. (Ople Center) is implementing a project in partnership with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) with support from the US Department of State entitled “Anti-Slavery Project for Overseas Filipino Domestic Workers.”
The project aims to protect and prevent human trafficking, and other forms of exploitation and modern slavery among Filipino domestic workers, specifically female domestic workers is working or has worked in Middle Eastern countries. One of its main components is reintegration and after-care, which seeks to provide returning OFWs with sustainable pathways for economic and social reintegration. These pathways include sustainable livelihood, decent work inside the Philippines, education and skills upgrades, and psycho-social well-being.
The Ople Center needs partners from the private sector in providing one or a combination of the following reintegration services to OFWs:
- Livelihood training;
- Employment facilitation;
- Financial management training;
- Upskilling for business and employment
- Counseling and trauma-informed care; and
- Other related services
The partner/s should be:
- A duly registered profit or non-profit organization with a proven track record for OFW assistance in the past;
- Recognized and awarded for their services by any government, non-government or civil society organization;
- Willing to customize programs to fit special needs of OFWs
- Willing and with capacity to share costs or to source resources to share costs of program.
Interested parties are invited to send letters of intent and proposals addressed to Ms. Susan V. Ople, President of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, Inc. at [email protected] Deadline of submission is on March 10, 2021.