It was on January 27 – 28, 2017 when the Organizational Development and Management Training (ODMT) was successfully conducted among the leaders and members of the Association of OFW Children facilitated by Kaagapay through its Capacity Building and Organizational Strengthening (CBOS) Program. It was participated by nineteen (19) participants, seven (7) are female and twelve (12) are male from the different areas of Cotabato City and Maguindanao. This training was held at Ummah Development Foundation Inc. (UDFI), Don E. Sero St., Cotabato City.
The resource speakers for this two days training were Goldy Luck A. Omelio, the Executive Director of Kaagapay and Fatima Lintang – Ali, the CBOS Program Coordinator. On the first day, Ms. Omelio discussed about the Importance of Knowing Information, Essential Feature of an Organization particularly on the relationship between people’s organization and non-government organizations, Skills on Effective Communication and Building Community/Organizational Cooperation. Aside from input discussions, there were also series of workshops for the participants to better understand the importance of each topic. Participants were active and participative as they follow instructions and shared their insights and ideas. Then on the second day, Fatima Lintang – Ali gave inputs on the Characteristics and Guidelines of a Good Leader and Other Essential Features of the Organization. Participants then undergone role playing and workshops. According to them, they learned from the two days training because it contributed a lot to their understanding on how to strengthen their organization and become effective members of it.
After the training, the Association of OFW Children arrived at their six (6) months plan of activities. Included in the plan is their General Assembly set on June 12, 2017. They also agreed on the following topics for discussion that they considered important for them to understand: Team Building Session, Values Formation, Discussions on Magna Carta of Migrant Workers and on Illegal Recruitment. They also decided to meet regularly every first Sunday of the month.
This training has two objectives: (1) contribute in strengthening the organization of the OFW Children and (2) arrived at common understanding on the direction of the organization.