JFCネットワークは、日本人とフィリピン人の間に生まれた子どもたち(Japanese-Filipino Children:JFC)を支援するNPOです。

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2023年2月22日、マリガヤハウスは16歳以上のJFCを対象に第2回目の国籍オリエンテーションを実施しました。(※English is below)

このオリエンテーションはJFCのエンパワーメントへの取り組みの一環です。JFCたちの権利や義務、そして福祉についての認識を高めるために、パートナー団体のダバオのRGS-COW(The Religious of the Good Shepherd -Center for Overseas Workers)のJFCたちも参加しました。







On February 22, 2023, Maligaya House conducted its second Nationality Orientation for JFCs 16 years and older.

This orientation is part of JFC’s empowerment efforts to raise awareness about the rights, obligations, and welfare of JFCs, and was attended by JFCs from our partner organization, RGS-COW (The Religious of the Good Shepherd -Center for Overseas Workers) in Davao. Overseas Workers) of Davao, a partner organization, also participated.

The orientation mainly discussed the meaning of obtaining Japanese nationality, the family register, and life in Japan (work and living).
A social worker from Maligaya House explained about the acquisition of Japanese nationality, the choice of nationality, and the importance of the family register. On the other hand, Mr. Takashi Ota, one of the Maligaya House board members and a JFC who was born and raised in Japan and is currently working and studying for graduate school in the Philippines, talked about life in Japan, focusing especially on education, employment, and social welfare.

A total of 30 JFCs participated in this orientation, 16 mothers (8 from Davao RGS-COW and 8 from Maligaya House) and 14 JFC who have Japanese nationality.

All of the JFCs who participated had acquired Japanese nationality, but two of the JFCs who lost their nationality also participated, as they plan to come to Japan and apply for re-acquisition of Japanese nationality in Japan before they reach adulthood.

The staffs from JFC Network in Tokyo, Maligaya House, and Davao RGS-COW were also present at the event.

We plan to continue to empower JFC and its mothers by providing orientation sessions to help them acquire Japanese nationality.