What does an OFW kid feel?
Most overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) only have one thing in mind when deciding to work abroad. That is to support the financial needs of their family and to provide a better future for their children.
Being away from their family is not easy to deal with. It means sacrifice and home sickness.
Mr. Jose Dalisay decided to work in Saudi Arabia for 6 years as an Electrical Engineer. For those long years of working abroad, he controlled his emotion of sadness by making his family an inspiration to make him strong.
One of his children, Jemsley, a 4th year high school graduating student at Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) said that his father only comes home annually to visit and spend a one month vacation with them. It is the only time that they can create happy memories with their father. Jemsley is working hard to make good grades for his father’s motivation abroad. He also trains hard as a football player of his school and of the Cordillera Goshen Land Football Club (CGFC). He makes sure he goes to school Mondays to Fridays. After class, he trains for football. Every Saturday, he helps in the CGFC grassroots football program. He teaches and coaches pre-school and elementary kids being developed by CGFC as football players for the City.
“Masaya at maipagmamalaki ko ang aking ama sa kalagayan namin kasi naiaahon niya ang aming pang araw-araw na pangangailangan.” Jemsley said. Makakatapos din kami ng pagaaral dahil sa kaniyang pagtitiyaga, he added. ***Pheobe Grace Sumilep & Nestor Udan Jr., JD