A Filipina domestic helper in UAE for a royal family is up for promotion after studying the 24-week Caregiver course at the Filipino Institute through its virtual classes. Marjorie Conge Arendain, 43, said that there is a huge possibility that the royal family, her employer, would change her position from a domestic helper to caregiver once her contract is renewed.
Arendain, who hails from Mondragon, Northern Samar, said she is the breadwinner of the family and has already spent ‘quite some time’ working overseas. She enrolled last year in the training institute and finished the four modules in December.
“Napili ko ang Filipino Institute dahil nakita ko na madami na naka-graduate na, magaganda ang kanilang work and more opportunities na din. Hindi ako nagkamali sa desisyon ko, na-enjoy ko ang pag-aaral ko at ang mentor ko ay super bait at mai-enjoy mo ang klase talaga,” she said.
Although she is already working as a domestic helper and has been looking after his ‘alaga’ and has ideas how to properly care, she thought that it wasn’t enough to settle. “Malaki talaga ang tulong ng Filipino Institute dahil nakapag-tapos ako ng caregiver and at the same time po nag-work at hindi ko iniwan ang alaga ko,” Arendain said.
As a domestic helper, her duties include doing almost all household chores and being available almost all the time.
The Sharjah-based Filipina said that she’s working overseas to support her family members in the Philippines.
“Kasi tayong mga Filipino, kasama sa tagumpay natin ang pamilya natin,” she added.
She advised the students of the Filipino Institute to never lose hope to achieve their dreams despite all the hurdles in life.
“May darating ding magandang bukas basta mag-tiwala sa sarili na kaya mo. Be positive at mag-tiwala sa Diyos. Laging mag dasal na gabayan ka sa mga pangarap mo,” she further added.
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