DAVAO CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment XI- National Reintegration Center for OFWs (DOLE XI-NRCO) recently turned-over four teaching kits to the first batch of former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) teacher beneficiaries of the “Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir” (SPIMS) project.

The turn-over held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, was graced by DOLE XI Regional Director Joffrey M. Suyao and DOLE XI-NRCO focal person Rea B. Sa-an.

SPIMS is an OFW reintegration convergence project of DOLE, Department of Education (DepEd) and other government agencies which provide opportunities for OFW Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passers. 

Other than the plantilla teaching position in their preferred area for the four teacher beneficiaries namely: Novelyn M. Nacion, Mary Chris M. Caballero, Ivy B. Rubilla and Josea A. Razon, DOLE XI-NRCO also gave them teaching kits composed of a voice aid lapel, tablet, USB-OTG capable flash drives, and teaching materials such class record, lesson plan notebook, chalk, white board marker, scientific calculators, and flash cards.

“Hindi ko in-expect ito, sabi ko nga noon hindi ako masuwerte sa draw lots or raffle. Pero ang plantilla item na nakuha ko at itong teaching kit ay sobra pa sa posibleng panalo sa draw lots. (I did not expect this, I told myself before that I am not lucky in draw lots or raffle. But the plantilla item that I got and this teaching kit were even more than my possible winning in draw lots.) Thank you DOLE-NRCO,” Nacion, one of the beneficiaries, said.

During the turn-over ceremony, Director Suyao also encouraged them to recommend the SPIMS project to their other colleagues for them to be encouraged to come home because there are a lot of opportunities waiting for them.

Interested OFW LET passers may visit DOLE XI-NRCO at fourth floor AMQ Bldg., Corner Dacudao Ave. and Lakandula St., Agdao, Davao City or call NRCO focal person Ms. Rea B. Sa-an at 0922.8261.563 / 0946.415.9769. SPIMS application forms are also available online at http://tiny.cc/ofwletpassers.

Kriztja Marae G. Labrador/LCO-DOLEXI