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When Mommy and Daddy Work Far Away-Overseas Contract Worker (OCW) Life Seen Through Child's Eyes
All over the world parents leave their children to work overseas. This children's book, The Boy Who Dreamed to Be With His Parents on Saipan, shares a child's perspective on the effects on the children of these Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs)
"My son came home one day with a school project to write his autobiography,"
Emmanuel shares what it was like having a "long distance family"--growing up in Manila without his parents, meeting his dad for the first time, attending school and graduations while longing to see his parents--and his big dream of being with his parents on Saipan.
"This book captures a reality that affects millions of families worldwide," says Walt F.J. Goodridge, the book's publishing consultant and co-editor. "It's written from a child's perspective, but anyone who has ever had to feel the pain of separation from a loved one leaving to work abroad in search of better life, or to serve in the military will be able to relate. Adults have shared how touching it was them to read it. Sometimes it takes seeing the world through a child's eyes to make things crystal clear."
*Distinct from OCW, the term OFW was officially adopted under Philippine President Fidel V Ramos' administration to give recognition to the millions of Filipinos who sacrifice by working in other countries. The change--replacing 'Contract' with 'Filipino' - honors these workers by pledging the Philippine government's commitment to their welfare wherever they may be, and removing the pre-condition of possession of a "contract" in order for the Philippine consulates worldwide to come to their aid, under the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995. [Source: wikipilipinas.org]
Order the paperback and learn more at http://www.RizaRamosBooks.com
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