Batangas City, February 25 – Bangko Kabayan holds a gathering of the community’s OFW families for some fun festivities to announce the distribution of PhilSmile.
PhilSmile offers also a payment facility in which the overseas Filipino can pay the child’s tuition through PhilSmile’s payments system and the enterprise will directly remit the tuition to the child’s school. In return also, PhilSmile will report to the overseas parent the child’s performance in school through his or her academic records.
Overseas Filipino (OFW) Parents have left 9m children behind, or 27% of all children under 18 in the Philippines, according to the UNICEF.
OFW Parents would love to see their children grow and children left behind are often distressed by not knowing whether their tuition payment is coming, said PhilSmile owner Camille Krejci.
PhilSmile offers a unique way to connect them by offering direct payment to schools and sending back the grades of the children sponsored, so they can follow-up on them. Involvement of parents is the key factor in education success for their children.
Bangko Kabayan and PhilSmile emphasize on the importance of education to help strengthen the futures of OFW families. By making tuition payments easier, more accessible and more affordable to OFWs, PhilSmile ensures families that its money goes toward the education of the children. “With PhilSmile, Overseas Filipino Workers are really investing in their kids’ education and the families’ future. By making sure their kids graduate, families can rely on them to become the new breadwinner of the family. It can help families eventually break out of the poverty circle, and hopefully, allow the OFW to come home to be reunited with their families.” says Camille.
This new partnership between Bangko Kabayan and PhilSmile will only prove to be beneficial to families in CALABARZON, as it is the region receiving the largest remittances from abroad. Together, Bangko Kabayan and PhilSmile will help OFW families in realizing their goal of MAKAPAGPATAPOS, as well as, strengthening the families’ future.