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From March 28 to 30, 2016, the Enable Kids Project held its first exchange visit in Manila, starting off with a core team meeting at the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC). In attendance were core team members Maruja M.B. Asis and Karen Anne Liao of SMC, Kim Yang Soon from Jeju National University and Itaru Nagasaka of Hiroshima University, as well as representatives from cooperators and partners – Carmelita Nuqui of the Development Action for Women Network, Edmund Ruga of the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and Paul Avecilla of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. The meeting covered discussions on the preliminary findings of team members in the three countries, the activities for the exchange visit, and plans for the succeeding exchange visits.
On March 29, the Scalabrini Migration Center organized visits to the offices of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and the Development Action Network for Women as part of the Enable Kids Project exchange visit in Manila. At the CFO, the team observed a peer counseling session for young emigrants and met with Migrant Education and Integration Division representatives, who presented an overview of the agency’s key programs and services. At the DAWN office, Executive Director Carmelita Nuqui and Arisa Junio discussed their organization’s work in relation to providing support to Japanese-Filipino children and their mothers.
The Enable Kids Project aims to conduct exchange visits to different centers and institutions offering programs and services to children of migrants and multicultural children in the Philippines, Japan and South Korea.
On March 30, the team led by SMC held a conference titled, “Enabling Children in Migration Policies and Programs: Focus on the Philippines, Japan and South Korea” at Ateneo de Manila University. To view the program and the photos from the event, click here.