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‘Binago ng Filipino Institute buhay ko’ Former cleaner in UAE now a stable caregiver


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For five years now, the Filipino Institute has been transforming many lives of overseas Filipinos abroad through offering affordable and quality education. True to its mantra, another Filipina in the UAE has expressed gratitude for the UAE-based educational institution for helping her to achieve a major breakthrough in her life. 

Jenny Lyn Compuesto Mata, 34, said she used to work as a cleaner before she enrolled in the Filipino Institute, however, she’d never expected a 360-degree turn in her life when she started to learn Caregiver and secure an international diploma that took her to greater heights. 

“Napakalaking tulong po sa akin ng pag-aaral ko po sa Filipino Institute dahil kung hindi po dahil sa kanila, hindi po naiba ang trabaho ko po ngayon at 100% po siguro hanggang ngayon cleaner pa rin ako,” Mata, who hails from Nueva Ecija, said. 

Presently living in Al Ain, Mata added that the Filipino Institute has become her inspiration and an ‘instrument of God’ to improve her knowledge in the caregiving course. She added that the international certificate that came from the Filipino Institute ans was attested by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) helped her to secure a more stable job. 

“Naranasan ko po kasi sa dati kong trabaho ang no-work-no-pay at dahil po doon, nag decide po ako na maghanap ng ibang trabaho. Dahil po sa tulong ng Filipino Institute at sa awa ng Diyos, natanggap po ako agad sa trabaho. Nag level up po ako dahil dati po akong cleaner at ngayon po ay naging caregiver na,” she added. 

The Filipina caregiver further added that while learning in the institution, she met people she considers as her close friends and trained by trainers everything about the course, including getting vital signs, among others. 

“Kaya yung mga kapwa kong Filipino, kung inaakala niyo pong wala na kayong pag-asa na mabago pa ikot ng buhay niyo, nagkakamali po kayo. Ganyan din po ako dati, inaakala ko din po pero nagkamali po pala ako doon dahil may malaking pag-asa pa po pala na naghihintay para sa kin na mabago po yun at yun ay dahil sa Filipino Institute binago po ang ikot ng buhay ko,” Mata said. 

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This story has been featured on the seventh issue of The Global Filipino Magazine. To get a copy, you may contact Mr Orli Gayeta at +971503196856. If you have an inspiring story or know someone with one, please send an email at

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at

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