Starting this year, the Filipino Ongoing Development Programme (FILODEP) will conduct classes for foreign domestic workers on either the first and third Sundays or second and fourth Sundays of each month.
This is to cater to workers who have only two off days a month and so are unable to attend weekly programmes.
Courses for 2011 will commence on the second Sunday of February.
The eight-month-long programme offers courses in international cooking, hairstyling, baking and decoration, handicraft, dress-making, facial and body massage, guitar, and English. Programmes are run by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) Sisters and assisted by volunteers.
Graduates are enjoying a better life for themselves and for their families, and some have even started small businesses of their own in their home countries, said FMM Sr Rosalind Chan.
The fee is $80 per course.
For more information, contact Sr Rosalind at 8182 3591 (mobile) or 6280 0451 (residence from 9am-9pm) or Nora Pamplona at 9055 6987.
By Darren Boon