The West Java Manpower Office proposed the development of Pre-Migration Orientation Seminar (PMOS) for prospective migrants in Indonesia. The training module was designed by Atikha in consultation with the West Java Manpower Office after the conduct of a training needs assessment.
Thirty four (34) migration stakeholders participated in the training of trainers in conducting Pre-Migration Orientation Seminar. They were from the West Java Manpower Office, schools, local migration centers, migrant organizations and NGOs.
The hands-on-training on weighing the positive and negative impact of migration, financing migration costs, goal setting, budgeting, saving and borrowing was highly appreciated by the participants. They all agreed the training will help them prepare the migrants and their families.
Feedback from Participants
“I learned a lot about the importance for preparation, goals for migration, migration cost, insurance and emergency fund, and aving. This is related to my work. I will do capacity building in 25 villages. The PMOS will be implemented in our program as we do community discussion. We think of migrants not as problems. We think of their potentials and they have every right to work abroad. What we can do together is to prepare them and minimize the risks of working abroad”.
Ms. Lia Dahlia Sari
SBMI (Migrant NGO)
“I am so grateful for being able to attend this training. We have everybody-government, training center, and NGOs. I learned a lot of information from all participants. Personally, I know how hard it is to manage finances. I just give money away so I learned something for myself too. This collaboration reduces the burden on our side, that many people are protecting the prospective migrant workers. The Manpower Office staff is not enough compared to the number of migrant workers leaving the country. It is good that more people will be working together. It is hard to be a migrant worker. We really need to educate them and their family too. We should protect them”.
Manpower Office, Cheribon
“This training is very useful and the trainers are very competent. The financial literacy is very useful for me personally. I will educate others from my department about the PMOS. We will train other migrants and families about the PMOS using the same information and training methodology”.
Rienaldy Eka Hartanto
Department Manpower & Transmigration
“I learned so many new things. I have joined a lot of training workshops before but this one is different. I learned new methods like the check–in and check-out of our Home Group which can be brought into class to both teach and transfer the knowledge during the seminars. I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to plan for future action. I am committed that when I go home, I will transfer the knowledge to 18,000 students in my school. Students can explain well to their parents about money matters and risks of migration. I hope we will be able to conduct more training of trainers in West Java”.
SMK Muh. Kadanghaur
Technical Vocational School