The Philippine government has honored a Singaporean non-profit organization for its years of service and assistance to domestic workers.
On Wednesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Kaanib ng Bayan (Nation’s Partner) Award to the Foreign Domestic Worker Association of Social Support and Training (FAST), The Straits Times reported.
The award is given to those who have made a significant contribution to Philippine reconstruction, progress and development, or have significantly benefited a sector or community in the Philippines, or advanced the cause of overseas Filipino communities.
“It’s a recognition of the work that FAST is doing, and we’re glad that we have been recognized. This encourages us to do more,” FAST president Seah Seng Choon said.
FAST was formed in 2005 and has been organizing courses and programs that help domestic workers learn skills that can add value to their work and enhance their future employability.
More than 25,000 domestic workers attend the courses each year.