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February 14, 2009

Pinoy group in Jeddah gets set for 24th computer literacy seminar
02/14/2009 11:13 AM
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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The Overseas Filipino Workers Cooperative Council (OFWCC) is getting ready for its 24th Computer Literacy Seminar.

OFWCC outgoing chairman Atoy Esguerra said the seminar series, which will be held for eight Fridays, will open Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5p.m."This short-course is designed for all OFWs who want to equip themselves with the current software applications using the Windows-based programs," Esguerra said.

As in previous seminars, the forthcoming series will train participants on basic computer usage and operation starting from the operating system Windows Vista, MS Office 2007 (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop CS2, Basic Networking, and winding up with PC Hardware Assembly.

Esguerra said this project is a part of OFWCC's "continuing legacy to help fellow OFWs' in improving their skills."To keynote the opening ceremonies is Philippine Consul General Ezzedin Tago, who will also administer the oath to the council’s new set of officers.

The newly-elected officers are Rudy Castro (chairman), Bernie Gojo (vice chairman), Enrico Reyes (secretary), Jeffrey Ramos (treasurer), Manuel Zafra (auditor), and Peter Gonzales (PRO). Also to be installed are peace officers Joe Paduga, Jerry Padua and Ace Glen Garcia.

Founded in 1996, the OFWCC is a federation of cooperatives operating in western Saudi Arabia. It is accredited by the Cooperative Development Authority in the Philippines to promote, organize, and support cooperatives among Filipinos in the western region of the Kingdom.It is also the umbrella organization of all cooperatives and one among the many active community organizations in Jeddah.

In addition to computer literacy, it has been organizing entrepreneurship seminars and other skills enhancement programs for OFWs in line with the Philippine government's reintegration program.

Filipinos in Jeddah and nearby places who are interested to participate may contact the following: Rudy Castro (0503487069), Bernie Gojo (0508377108), Atoy Esguerra (055637126), Peter Gonzales (0509499785), Fred Castolome (0557927200), Rudy Carillo (0502443161), Many Zafra (0569321268) or Abdullah San Pedro (0507558236).Reservations may be e-mailed to - Ronaldo Concha and Kimberly Jane Tan, GMANews.TV

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