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OWWA sets P400 million educational aid for kin of COVID affected OFWs

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) launched its latest educational assistance offering to qualified children of its member-Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through its Project EASE.

Project EASE or the Educational Assistance through Scholarship in Emergencies aims to provide educational assistance to qualified college-level dependents of active OWWA member-OFWs whose employment were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project aims to provide educational assistance of PHP10,000.00 per annum for a maximum of 4 years to a qualified dependent of an OWWA member-OFW with active membership status at the time of their repatriation to the country from the declaration of the outbreak on 01 February 2020.

The OWWA Board of Trustees, chaired by Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, has allocated a total of P400 million for the first year of implementation of the project sourced from the OWWA fund.

“True to its mandate of providing holistic programs and services to the OFWs and their families, the OWWA board has set aside funds to support the education of college-level dependents of active OWWA member-OFWs”, Bello said.

“As the project title suggests, we intend to ease the impact of the pandemic on the lives of our dear OFWs”, he added.

Interested OWWA-member OFWs may apply online through http://ease.owwa.gov.ph or contact OWWA Regional Offices for more details. 

Source: OWWA