Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ganito kami noon, Paano kami ngayon...

In 1989, Florchita “Chit” Bautista, along with like-minded Filipinos doing work among migrants, established AWARE, a volunteer endeavour to reach out to Filipino domestic workers who came to Canada under the Foreign Domestic Movement Program (now the Live-In Caregiver Program). AWARE undertook educational and supportive workshops to facilitate adjustment to life in Canada and to inform the participants (mainly women) of their rights. The graduates of these programs constituted themselves into a migrant workers’ organization that they then called GABAY (Guide).
Now, members of GABAY and AWARE are coming together for a reunion, to reflect on their history and past experiences and strive to renew their commitment to serve their kababayans and co-workers.

The event, Ganito kami noon, paano kami ngayon... also launched the book of the founder of Gabay - Aware, Florchita Bautsta "Leaping into the Unknown".

(click link) For more pictures go to the album