MoneyGram International gives back to Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) community as they open their first OFW Center in Manila. The center aims to provide the OFWs the knowledge and better understanding on the importance of financial literacy to help prepare them for living abroad.
Members of MoneyGram’s management team including Alex Holmes, chief executive officer; Grant Lines, chief revenue officer for AMEAP, Russia and CIS region, and; Yogesh Sangle, regional head of Asia Pacific, attended the opening ceremony. The event was also supported by Robin Padilla, MoneyGram’s global Filipino ambassador, along with MoneyGram’s regional sales and marketing teams.
Financial literacy seminars will be sponsored by MoneyGram through their partnership with DAMLAG Council Inc., an Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) accredited provider of Pre-Departure Orientation Seminars (PDOS). The partnership is to strengthen the existing PDOS curriculum which will help OFWs better understanding on what they should do once they stepped into the country where they would be working. Among the topics that are included in the enhanced PDOS includes health, migration, standard employment contract details, travel tips, and safety guide on how they can securely send money to their loved ones.
We are thrilled to support our Filipino customers and the community with a world-class OFW facility. Our objective is to ensure that overseas Filipino workers are well informed and prepared for their journey abroad to work and support their families.
MoneyGram has been a steadfast supporter of OFWs and their families for years. Earlier in 2017, MoneyGram spearheaded various recognition programs for OFWs such as the MoneyGram Idol Awards and the Kabayan Homecoming campaign.
MoneyGram’s worldwide money transfer service is available in more than 200 countries and territories through a global network of approximately 350,000 agent locations. Its innovative products and services connect OFWs with family throughout the world by providing a reliable, trustworthy, and convenient financial connection for life’s essentials and daily needs.
With its presence in more than 200 countries and territories, OFW can easily show their love through their hard earned money sent to their families. Moreover, the OFW center as part of their pledge in helping the OFW community surely speaks their intention in providing a reliable, trustworthy, and convenient financial connection for life’s essentials and daily needs.