GFM is a SEC-registered non-stock, non-profit foundation that works with Christian churches, organizations, and individuals to help OFWs and their families to do Kingdom work.
To Mobilize the body of Christ to equip overseas Filipino workers and their families to do Kingdom work.
Empowered OFWs and their families who transform nations.
Caring, building, and empowering overseas Filipino workers and their families
To make overseas Filipino workers and their families witnesses for Christ
Vision & Mission
Our aim is to be present for our kababayans abroad to help them get closer to Christ and deal with their ordeals. We are present in all stages of the OFW journey from conceptualization to reintegration.
board of directors
The Board of Directors of GFM is comprised of well-respected Christian businessmen and clergymen.
How we help
We help OFWs wherever they are and whatever circumstance they’re in. We’ve helped in all sorts of concerns ranging from illegal recruitment, sickness, unpaid salaries, sickness, deportation, and even death benefit claims.
Since 2017, we have trained more than 300 churches on how to start an advocacy among OFWs and their families. These trainings involved how to care for OFW families, establishing support groups, partnering with their local government units (LGUs) to fight against illegal recruitment and trafficking in persons through information dissemination and education. To date, we have at least more than 100 churches whom we call Global Filipino Centers (GFCs) who are actively involved in their church and community in empowering OFWs and their families.
Most OFWs and even their families, don’t know anything about the services and programs that the government has for them. All they look forward to is going abroad and the compensation their employers will give to them. The truth is, the government has good programs for OFWs and their weakness is the information dissemination. With our list of seminars, we hope to inform the OFWs of the things they often miss. Not only from the programs that the government offers, but also from other OFW-centered organizations.
Now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, we continue serving our modern-day heroes. Through our Facebook page, hotline numbers and website, we are able to receive cases from OFWs here and abroad. We provide assistance by endorsing them to the respective government institutions (DFA OUMWA, POEA, OWWA, NRCO, NLRC, etc.) and respective LGUs.
With our partners, we carry on with what we have established. We persistently follow up our trained volunteers so they, too, can look after the needs of our Kababayang OFWs.
July 15, 2020 marked the day we launched our 1-hour program through Facebook Live, “Gabay ng Manggagawang Filipino Abroad”. We go live every Wednesday, 1 PM (Philippine Time). We started this program believing that we empower OFWs and their families by educating them on the rights and benefits they are entitled to and to serve our kababayang OFWs in times like this pandemic. We invite guests from different government institutions and like-minded organizations so that relevant information can be accessed by our OFWs whether here in the Philippines or abroad.
2020 Pre and During Pandemic Including Online and Offline Reach