In the spirit of service and dedication, the Migrant Workers Office Dubai and Northern Emirates (MWO-Dubai) wraps up 2023 with a series of special services for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the region. The dedicated office has earned well-deserved praise for its varied initiatives throughout the year, as it aims to provide comprehensive support to the OFW community that forms an important part of the UAE’s cultural and economic landscape.
The month of November was particularly eventful, featuring three consecutive weekends of specialized services aimed at catering to the needs of the Filipino workforce in Dubai and Northern Emirates. From individual services such as contract verification and membership services, to community-based activities and a special Thanksgiving Service for Domestic Workers, MWO-Dubai has left no stone unturned in its endeavor to uplift and support the OFWs. These initiatives highlight the office’s relentless commitment to providing substantial assistance and recognizing the significant contributions of the Filipino community in the UAE.
NOVEMBER: MWO-DUBAI HOLDS THREE CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS SERVICE FOR OFWS TO WRAP UP 2023 SPECIAL SERVICES
The Migrant Workers Office Dubai and Northern Emirates concludes year 2023 with a packed November offering three consecutive weekends of special service for Overseas Filipino Workers in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
On November 4, MWO-Dubai joined the Philippine Consulate General Dubai in its Special Consular Mission where it provided 348 individual services to OFWs, particularly contract verification, OWWA, SSS, and PAG-IBIG membership services. As usual, the activity was announced early on and posted on the PCG and MWO-Dubai websites and Facebook pages where information on services and pre-registration were indicated.
On November 11, another special service will be conducted for the Ras Al Khaimah Community which targets attendance of 100 to 200 OFW clients. This service is organized in cooperation with the Filipino Club Ras Al Khaimah, an active Filipino community based in RAK who gathers OFWs working in their community and assists them in availing services of MWO-Dubai.
Lastly, the MWO-Dubai will conduct “Salamat, Kabayan! Year 2” of its Thanksgiving Service for Domestic Workers in Dubai and Northern Emirates on November 19. This Thanksgiving Service is a way of MWO-Dubai to pay tribute to Filipino Domestic Workers in the UAE who are working hard to support their families back home. In 2022, the first Thanksgiving Service for domestic workers was held in MWO-Dubai where over seven hundred (700++) domestic workers from Dubai and the Northern Emirates were able to avail MWO Dubai services and, at the same time, relax and pamper themselves as they received free health and wellness services offered during the activity, such as basic medical check-up/consultation, free haircut, facial, and manicure. There were also raffle prizes, freebies, and games during the event conducted in cooperation with Filipino Communities and partners in the UAE.
The “Salamat, Kabayan! Year 2” of the Thanksgiving Service for Domestic Workers in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,
Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah on November 19 will be held at the Shabab Al Ahli Sports
Club, Al Nahda St., Al Qusais, Dubai. Domestic Workers will be honoured and treated to a nice rest day where they can relax, have fun, and avail of Philippine government services.
During the event, free health and wellness services (medical check-up/consultation,
haircut, manicure, etc.), karaoke challenge, scholarship grants, Palarong Pinoy, will be available to attendees and special raffle prizes and freebies await them.
The MWO-Dubai will also offer employment contract verification, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Social Security System, and Pag-IBIG Fund membership services to domestic workers in the morning of the activity.
This event will be conducted with the assistance of Filipino Communities and individual and corporate partners in the UAE and around 1,000 to 1,500 domestic workers are expected to attend and participate.
Information on this activity is available on the MWO-Dubai website: https://www.polodubaiportal.org/salamat-kabayan/ and its Facebook