Female OFWs in Jeddah attend advanced self-defense workshop

Female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) housed at the Bahay Kalinga attended an advanced self-defense workshop organized by the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah (Jeddah PCG).

Held on May 24th, the training was an initiative of Jeddah PCG’s Gender and Development Program (GAD) and a continuation of the basic self-defense workshop conducted last month.

Consul Mary Jennifer Dingal (center) with Welfare Officer Yolanda Penaranda, Ms. Pedregosa, and some wards

The workshop was headed by Norma Awitin Pedregosa, founder of NAP Awitin Pedregosa Shotokan Karate International (NAPSKI), a Karate organization based in Jeddah.

Consul Mary Jennifer Dingal attended the event.

Photos from Jeddah PCG


Heidecel Serrano

Heidecel Serrano is a London-based contributor for The Filipino Times. She has worked for The Filipino Times as a reporter/writer from 2018 until she moved to the United Kingdom in 2019. She focuses her writing on light-hearted and inspiring stories among OFWs in Europe. You may contact her at [email protected]

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