The Department of Labor and Employment XI – National Reintegration Center for OFWs has recently awarded 15 starter kits to returning OFWs under the “Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay” program.

After they underwent training on food and meat processing last October 26, 2017, their starter kits composed of steamer, food scale, and other food preparation related items were awarded to them.

Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay offers free skills training with starter kits other than food and meat processing they also offer basic baking and cake decorating, and beauty care.

Most of the former OFW beneficiaries were either displaced, distressed, and undocumented OFWs. NRCO’s livelihood program is a way of encouraging former OFWs to become entrepreneurs instead of opting to work abroad.

Kriztja Marae G. Labrador/LCO-DOLEXI