BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 10 -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office Caraga announced the launching of the search for Model OFW Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) in Caraga region.
The annual MOFYA search is designed to give due recognition to outstanding achievements of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in promoting best practices in managing family challenges albeit adverse effects of overseas migration on family solidarity and cohesiveness.
To be eligible for nomination, the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) must be the head of the nuclear family, land-based or sea-based, formerly or presently working abroad with a formal or informal contract of employment or work permit, and must have a proof of OWWA membership.
MOFYA nominees must conform to the following criteria: (a) 50 percent for wholesome OFW family; (b) 20 percent for civic/community involvement of OFW and family members; (c) 20 percent of success in children’s or family member’s education; and (d) 10 percent for success in managing family finances.
The OFW, either single or married and with proof of OWWA membership, should head the family and may either be or formerly working abroad under a formal or informal employment contract or work permit; the OFW should have at least five (4) years of work experience; the OFW family should be known as an exemplary presence in the community; and the OFW family should be financially stable and that he/she has returned to the country for good for no longer than 10 years at the time of nomination.
Previous regional MOFYA nominees can be nominated for the second time only after two years; must not be related up to the third degree of consanguinity and affinity to officials and employees of OWWA, DOLE and its attached agencies, and social partners of MOFYA; and must NOT be a holder of an elective/appointive position in national/local office at the time of nomination.
Two families; one coming sea-based and another from the land-based category will be chosen as MOFYA regional winners in September and will represent the region in the national search in November 2017.
OWWA Caraga Regional Director Samuel Madrid is encouraging the following sectors: Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Peoples’ Organizations (POs), Religious Groups, Community based Socio-Civic Organizations and Local Government Units (LGUs) and OFW Family Circles (OFCs) to send their MOFYA nominees.
For more information about the program, kindly visit the OWWA Caraga office at Nimfa Tiu Bldg. II, J.P. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City or contact us at (085) 342-6178/2255989. (JPIM/ OWWA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)