Financial Education helps Overseas Foreign Workers dream Big Dreams
By: Ms Lou Aguinaldo Llanes (Financial Education Graduate of HOME (first batch)
One day, my employer encouraged me to enroll in a self-enrichment course, and even offered her full support behind whatever course I was interested in. At the time, it just so happened that H.O.M.E. was offering a new Financial Education course. I was impressed with the topics, so I joined the class!
On our first day of classes, I met new friends and learned things about finances that I had never known before. I realized this knowledge was very important. This course turned out to be a really big help to the OFW students It is always a privilege to learn every issue of being a Migrant Worker, and this course represented a good part of this beautiful world.a
In our class, we were challenged to pledge ourselves to a new and brighter future. I learned many things, such as planning for my retirement, how to plan for my children’s schooling, planning for my family’s welfare, general business, and the importance of saving money for everyday needs.
We were lucky to have a teacher who was understanding, patient, and had concern for our re-integration. The experiences I gained as a student made me a stronger person with a more positive outlook in life. I still love the things I used to do, like shopping, going to parties, and movies. However, now I know exactly what my needs and wants should be, and that matters a lot.
I consider this course to be a stepping-stone towards my goals for a better future. I know that all of my dreams and plans for the future rely on me being the best that I can be. I will continue to work hard and apply what I have learned in the Financial Education course because I believe that planning for the future will help me achieve my dreams.
As they say, learning is a virtue! So keep fighting the good fight, and all of your dreams will come true. For me, the Financial Education course helped me improve myself, made my life more meaningful, and is now one of my greatest inspirations.
I thank my employer for their strong support, and I thank Ms Cute Rotelo. Please continue to share your knowledge and encourage every OFW to develop and rebuild their dreams for their loved ones.
If you’ve ever thought that there has to be a better way to develop a brighter future, you’re right! The Financial Education course may be the answer. It teaches good information for better outcomes from our decisions.
Sponsors of this course–ILO, ATIKHA and HOME–I salute you!