Ms. Anna Prochenko of the highly reputable and prestigious European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) served as the Polish language teacher.
Cultural and GAD Officer Ms. Imelda de Joya & Assistant for Economic Diplomacy and Political Matters Ms. Mariia Hruzetska manned the registration table for the Polish language lesson
Polish language “family photos”
Mr. Jose Magaso assisting an OFW to register as an Overseas Absentee Voter
WARSAW ___In response to the clamor of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Poland, the Philippine Embassy in Warsaw offered, for the first-time ever free Polish language lessons at the Embassy.
A total of 48 OFWs - 40 females and 8 males - registered for the Polish language course which is usually scheduled on Sunday early afternoons.
The conduct of free Polish language learning classes is one of the key activities of the Embassy under its Gender and Development (GAD) program.
Ambassador Patricia Ann V. Paez said that this activity will upskill and thus empower OFWs, especially the women. Fluency in the native and official language of their host country will enable them to find better-paying jobs in Poland and enrich their social and cultural life. The interaction and bonding of female and male OFWs through this shared activity will also mutually enhance their gender sensitivities.
The Embassy also opened its registration desk for Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) issued IDs to those who want or need them.
The regular consultation session with OFW’s called “Kabayan, Idulog mo sa Embassy” was also held. Six (6) OFWs consulted Consul Alnee Gamble- Consular and ATN Officer about their employment concerns. (END)