Support Organisations in Your Country

In the Philippines:

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA): is the government agency responsible for optimizing the benefits of the country’s overseas employment program. Its mandate is “to ensure decent and productive employment for Overseas Filipino Workers.” It works closely with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide pre-departure training courses for overseas workers. For more details see:
http://www.poea.gov.ph/

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA): is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development in the Philippines. It is in charge of accrediting assessment and training centres for household service workers and issuing the skills certifications. It promotes skills training and knowledge orientation of its overseas domestic workers.
http://www.tesda.gov.ph/

Address: Department of Labour and Employment, Muralla St. cor. Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, 1002 Manila, Philippines Hotline: +632 887 7777, Trunklines: +632 817 4076 to 82

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA): which is attached to the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents. It conducts pre-employment information campaigns on immigrants and women›s exploitation. It provides counselling, referrals and assistance in filing complaints with the Philippine Overseas Employment.

Address: SMEF Centre for Overseas Workers, 1043 Aurora Blvd., Quezon City, 1108 Philippines, Tel: +632 2 913 6439, Fax: +632 2 913 6438,
http://www.owwa.gov.ph

Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE): is mandated to promote gainful employment opportunities, develop human resources; and protect workers and promote their welfare.

Hotline +632 527 8000;
http://www.dole.gov.ph/

UNITED FILIPINO SEAFARERS: is a Philippine-based Workers’ Federation. It is a workers’ association for purposes of mutual aid and protection to promote the moral, social and economic well-being of its members with Registration No. 11863 issued October 2, 2000 by the Philippine Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE).

Address: 4F Room 402 Gedisco Terrace 1148 Roxas Blvd., Ermita, Manila, or Tel. +632 524 2336 & 524 4888.

KAKAMMPI: is a community-based organization of families of overseas Filipino workers and migrant returnees. Kakammpi was formed to protect the rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos and to effectively respond to the problems generated by overseas migration. Kakammpi is engaged in organizing, advocacy, case documentation and institutional networking. It responds to the problems and needs of migrant families by implementing an integrated program to strengthen family support system and facilitate their empowerment.
http://www.kakammpi.org/

Address: P.O. Box SM 193 - 1008 Sta. Mesa Manila, Philippines Tel. +632 435 4584; Telefax +632 921 5810 Email: kakammpi@skyinet.net

PHILIPPINE MIGRANTS RIGHTS WATCH: is a registered civil society network that was established in 1995 to encourage the recognition, protection and fulfilment of Filipino migrants’ rights - both in the Philippines and abroad during the entire migration process. The centre carries out education, lobbying, and monitoring activities toward the recognition, protection, and fulfilment of the rights of all Filipino migrants and members of their families before departure, during migration, and upon return.
http://www.pmrw.org/

Address: 72 Matahimik Street Teachers’ Village Quezon City, Philippines; Telephone/fax: +632 433 0684; 9205003 Email: cma@tri-isys.com
Website: http://www.pmrw.org/

GABRIELA COMMISSION ON OVERSEAS FILIPINAS:
Address: 35 Scout Delgado Street, Roxas District, Quezon City, Tel: +632 374 3452
Fax: +632 374 4423, contact person: Ms. ROSARIO PADILLA

SCALABRINI MIGRATION CENTER:
Address: 4, 13th street new Manila, 1112 Quezon City P.O. Box 10541 Broadway Centrum
http://www.smc.org.ph
Tel: +632 724-3512 Fax: +632 721-4296 Email: smc@smc.org.ph

ASILO DE SAN VICENTE DE PAUL:
Address: Paco, Manila Tel: +632 523 5264/522 1643 Fax: +632 522 8696
Email: asilomla@yahoo.com

DIOCESE OF SAN FERNANDO OF LA UNION:
Address: Santiago, Bauan Tel: (072) 705-0553 Fax: 0918 920 3578
Email: ezrazre@yahoo.com

COLEGIO DEL SAGRADA CORAZON DE JESUS:
Address: Gen.Hughes St., Illoilo City; Tel: (033) 336 9408; Fax: (033) 337 4654
http://cscj.dcphilippines.org/
Email: srbecca@yahoo.com




In Sri Lanka:

THE SRI LANKAN BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT: provides training and pre-departure or orientation programmes on house-keeping for unskilled female migrant workers travelling to Middle East countries. Courses last 12 days.
http://www.slbfe.lk/

Address: 234, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Koswatta, Battaramulla SRI LANKA. Tel: +094 11 2864101

MIGRANT SERVICE CENTRE: is a trade union dedicated to assist migrant workers.
Address: 10, Council Lane, Dehiwala, Tel. +94 713 386.

SETIK- Caritas Kandy: Katugastota Road, Kandy. Tel: +94 77 351 3015 – Tel:+94 81 447 1613 Fax: +94 81 222 2775, Email: setik@sltnet.lk

GOOD SHEPHERD CONGREGATION: http://www.caritaslk.org/ 133, Anandarajakaruna Mawatha Colombo 10. Tel: + 94 11 293 0255; Tel: +94 11 293 2575.

SEDEC - CARITAS SRILANKA: 133, Kynsey Road Colombo 08; Tel: +94 11 269 1885 Email: kathflem12@yahoo.com

SRILANKA CATHOLIC NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MIGRANTS: 11, Borella Cross Road Colombo 8. Email: slcncmigrants@sltnet.lk




In Ethiopia:

GOOD SHEPHERD SISTER: Bole road Addis-Ababa Tel/fax: +251 1 5513062

CARITAS ETHIOPIA: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Phone: +251 1 55 03 00

Email: ECS@Telecom.net.et




In Eritrea:

CARITAS ERITREA: Asmara, Eritrea Phone: +291 1 15 12 74/ 12 50 00 Fax: +291 1 15 11 86 Email: ercsec@eol.com.er or kimehret@gemel.com.er




In Nepal:

CARITAS NEPAL: http://www.caritasnepal.org/eng/index.php Dhobighat, Laliptur Kathmandu Tel: +977 1 5538172/977 +977 1 5543726 Email: caritas@mail.com.np

POURAKHI: http://www.pourakhi.org.np/ Chandol, Kathmandu, P.O. Box: 7647, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel.: +977 1 4720573, +977 1 2081644, Fax.: +977 1 4720573 Email: pourakhi@mail.com.np

NEPALESE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (NIDS): http://www.nids.org.np/ Chandol, Kathmandu, P.O. Box: 7647, Kathmandu Nepal. Tel.: +977 1 4421511, +977 1 4410756, Fax.: +977 1 4427306, Email: nids@mail.com.np

PEOPLE’S FORUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PEOPLE’S FORUM): Kathmandu 33, Kalikasthan P.O. Box.: 25001 Kathmandu, Nepal; Tel: +977 1 4423973; Fax: +977 1 4109004, Email: spluitel@graduate.hku.hk

NEPALESE ASSOCIATION OF MIGRANT EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Tel. +977 1 4423030, +977 1 4426717, Fax: +977 1 4426720




In Pakistan:

CARITAS PAKISTAN: http://caritas.org.pk/ 23/3 Race Course Road Lahore. Tel: 0092-42-6315584/5 Fax. 0092-42-6368704 E-mail: caritasred@yahoo.com




In India:

CARITAS INDIA: http://www.caritasindia.org/ CBCI centre New Delhi 110001, opp. Goledakkhana Email: director@caritasindia.org

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