CEBU CITY, March 26 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 7 held an awarding ceremony of educational assistance to the beneficiaries of the Tuloy-Aral Project (TAP).
TAP aims to bridge the gap between successful overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those who have suffered misfortunes during their overseas employment by providing support and assistance to the less fortunate children of former OFWs.
The project is funded by donations from other OFWs through the OWWA Rebate Program, OFW organizations, and other donors.
OFWs are given the option to claim their rebates or choose to donate it to a child beneficiary.
OWWA awarded nine beneficiaries in Central Visayas.
These children will be given cash assistance of not more than $100 per year.
It will cover the actual cost of tuition fees, books, supplies, and other school contributions.
Angelica Rosal, a former OFW and a parent of one of the beneficiaries, said TAP helped in easing her financial burden.
Her son, Justin Jade Rosal, is currently a Grade 10 student at Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School.
Rosal worked in Hongkong for 1 year and 5 months. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with breast cancer prompting her to go home. Since then, OWWA has been extending its services.
"Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Tuloy-Aral beneficiaries dahil maibsan-ibsan ang gastos ng pag-aaral ng anak ko," said Rosal. (poc/PIA7)