CFO “SA IYONG SULOK” ALSO KNOWN AS ITANONG MO KAY SIS! IS A FREE WEB AND MOBILE APPLICATION BASED GUIDNCE AND COUNSELING SERVICE FOR YOUTH AND MARRIAGE MIGRANTS
In December 2014, migrants were asked about “what conditions and realities they have experienced upon arrival”, majority of the migrants conveyed difficulty in adjusting t the climate, language, environment and culture. They also expressed experiencing limied opportunities for job, no local job experience in the host country, struggle in getting used to their food, communication problem on slang and pronunciation, inaccessibility to public transport, homesickness, and sometimes clash with the spouse’s culture, feeling so dependent and insecure, among others.
Most overseas Filipinos become vulnerable physically, emotionally and psychologically after leaving their families behind and being uprooted from their comfort zone. Most become less assured of their status and conditions, less sure of their decisions and incapable of finding immediate solutions to challenges they face while abroad.
These problems may include caring or worrying about the lack of employment, health care issues, culture shock, deskilling and other unmet expectations. CFO-SA IYONG SULOK (CFO-SIS): ITANONG MO KAY SIS aims to help overseas Filipinos who have attended the mandatory pre-departure programs of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas by providing additional counseling support service to help the migrants survive and adjust to their new life abroad.
The CFO-SA IYONG SULOK (CFO-SIS): ITANONG MO KAY SIS offers consultation, coaching and counseling thru the assistance ofpartner counseling experts from different sectors. Accessible via online and mobile messaging applications (viber, facebook, what’s app, Filipinos abroad can seek counseling upon arrival in their respective host countries on a 24/7 basis while being ensured that all information shall be kept confidential and private. (CFO-SIS): ITANONG MO KAY SIS offers quality counseling at your own space, your own corner, your own time right at the click of your finger.
CFO-SIS will not only offer free counseling and consultations with the registered Counselors at the click of the counselees' fingers since the program is web and mobile based but also four more service. Clients will be able to connect thru chat and e-mail exchange with their chosen counselors. Upon agreement the counselors and counselees may also proceed to using other mobile messaging application (Viber, Skype, Facebook and What's App). Below are short description of four more other services at CFO-SIS: the other guidance programs and services such as:
CFO-SIS Conceptual Framework
Head, Migrant Integration and Education Division
Commission on Filipinos Overseas