Press Release No. 49-2018
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN JEDDAH CONDUCTS STRESS DEBRIEFING FOR MALE WARDS
Jeddah, 13 July 2018 – The Philippine Consulate General conducted a stress debriefing workshop for male wards housed at the temporary shelter of the Consulate General. Social Welfare Attaché Priscilla N. Razon spearheaded the workshop while Consul Rodney Jonas L. Sumague, Vice Consul Alexander Joseph Estomo, Welfare Officer Yolanda Peñaranda and Dr. Tom Octavio of the OWWA Augmentation served as facilitators.
Social Welfare Attaché Razon explaining the mechanics of one of the group dynamics during the workshops.
The workshop aimed to address the psycho-social needs of the male wards, including how to deal with their anxieties, fears and life-long aspirations in life in view of their unpleasant experiences as foreign migrant workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through the workshop, the Consulate and the Social Welfare Attache also hoped to help prepare the male wards for their eventual reintegration into Philippine society.
Break-out sessions during the workshop.
One of the group presentations.
The male wards expressed their appreciation to the Consulate General and the Social Welfare Attaché for conducting the workshop.
The male wards with Consulate officials.
There are presently 42 male wards at the temporary shelter of the Consulate General. Most of them have labor-related problems. END