- DOLE distributed teaching kits to former OFWs who are LET passers
- The distribution of teaching kits is in line with DOLE’s SPIMS Program
- The teaching kits include a netbook, USB flash drive, portable microphone and writing materials
Several former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are licensed teachers – with or without teaching experience – were awarded teaching kits by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
In an ABS-CBN story dated June 30, 25 such OFWs in Davao City received their teaching kits from DOLE-Davao Region last Friday, June 30. The teaching kits include a netbook, a USB flash drive, portable microphone and writing materials.
Similarly, 42 OFWs in Tuguegarao City also received their teaching kits worth P20,000 from DOLE Region 2.
The qualified OFWs, who opted to stay in the country and serve as public school teachers, were granted with Teacher 1 permanent position or entry-level teacher. An entry-level teacher with Salary Grade 11 will receive a basic salary of P20,179 per month.
They will also receive P3,500 chalk allowance and P6,000 clothing allowance.
“Maraming, maraming salamat po sa DOLE at NRCO (National Reintegration Center for OFWs) sa pagbibigay ng ganitong tulong lalo na sa katulad kong dating OFW na nais nang manilbihan dito sa ating bansa,” Rodelyn Sisineros, who once worked in Malaysia as a domestic helper, expressed her gratitude to DOLE.
The awarding of teaching kits was in line with the DOLE’s SPIMS Program or “Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir” which aims to lure back to the country OFWs who were Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passers – with or without teaching experience.
Qualified OFWs can apply within three years after their overseas employment.
The SPIMS Program is being implemented by DOLE’s NRCO in cooperation with the Department of Education, Professional Regulation Commission, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Philippine Normal University.