Hope Pre-Orientation Departure school gives any migrant worker the right tools they need to succeed abroad. This involves teaching the worker about their rights, conditions of service and terms of employment.
We also provide job-specific skills and the knowledge related to those skills. This ensures that any worker who passes through our training will be more than ready to work abroad. We ready workers to work gainfully in the Middle East, especially from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. We also give workers the necessary skills to work in the USA, Canada, Australasia and Europe.
Not do we give our workers the skills that will make them model employees, but we also ensure they become model citizens of whichever country they want to work in. That’s because we understand that ‘when in Rome, do as Romans do.’ This means we teach every potential employee about the destination country’s culture, laws and policies. That way, when they’re in Rome, they become Romans.
Hope Pre-Orientation Departure school is a nursery bed for all those who want to become internationally respected employees. This way, they are prepared to overcome any challenges they make face aboard.
Our Pre-Orientation Departure training course last fourteen (14) days of training in line with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development guidelines supported by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (through the Better Migration Management Programme), and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) through the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Our training program takes two parts. One, is to familiarising migrant workers with the different conditions they will face in terms of culture, customs and belief systems.
We equip the worker with the right attitude towards work.
Two, we skill each migrant worker on the basics of households they would encounter in the Middle East or other advanced countries. Our Demonstration House is well equipped with all the appliances in a typical modern home.
This curriculum is divided into nine (9) modules comprising information which helps migrant workers fit in and thrive in their intended countries of destination.
PDO 201 Introduction to Labour Migration – This covers labour migration and terminologies of labour migration so the migrant workers know how vital this training is.
PDO 202 21st Century Competencies for Migrant Workers – Equips the migrants with nontechnical skills that are important in their day-to-day execution of duties including communication, interpersonal skills, goal setting and personal virtues.
PDO 203 Employment Contract, Laws and Regulations – This enables the migrants to interpret and understand the laws and regulations of the country of destination, as well as their terms of employment.
PDO 204 Job Specification – Gives details of the job they are going to do, the practical requirements of the job as well as the related work hazards of that specific job.
PDO 205 Destination Country – To prepare migrants for the life in a foreign country including information about the living conditions, culture, and etiquette of the host country.
PDO 206 Financial Literacy – Explains the process of sending money back home and also gives an idea on managing budgets, saving and the financial threats, behaviour, and mistakes.
PDO 207 Migrant Support System – Gives information on the role of the various stakeholders in the migration journey and how best they can assist the migrant.
PDO 208 Smart, Easy Travel and Behavior – Discusses the preparation of the journey, formalities, and the essentials of the travel. It also covers how to keep safe and cautious migrants.
PDO 209 Health and Emerging Issues – Informs the migrants about other issues that are relevant to the migrant including their health and overall changing issues during their migration journey.
Skilling and Familiarization with the training materials
In our Demonstration Home, we expose migrant workers to the kind of appliances they will be using when having travelled to their countries of the intended destination. Our Demonstration has the following: a Dryer, an Oven Cooking Range, Lighting, Dishwasher, Bed, Blender, Television, Microwave and a Washing Machine.
We shall give you an idea of the skills we shall impart when it comes to home management.
- How to use a dryer: Clothes dryers are common household appliances which must be handled correctly to wasting electricity or gas or even damaging your articles of clothing:
- Loading the dryer: untangle your clothing before putting them in the dryer.
- Check the drying care instructions on the label of the clothing. This will help not damage the clothing.
- To avoid damaging delicate clothing items, you air dry. Increase the room in a closet. This way, you to clothes to air-dry.
- Keep delicate items in an open netted bag before putting them in the dryer.
- Place a dryer sheet into the clothes dryer with the wet articles of clothing.
- Separate large amounts of wet clothes then put them into a number of drying loads.
- Now, choose the drying temperature for the clothing you have.
- The drying time should be set according to the kind and amount of clothing in the dryer.
- Where there are no timing options, set the drying minutes.
- If you use the extended tumble cycle, the clothes will not wrinkle when dry.
- You may now switch the signal sound dial on or off to alert you if/when the drying cycle is complete.
- If happy with your settings, press the start button.
- Make sure your clothes are completely dry when the drying machine is off.
- Now make sure the lint trap is empty when your clothes are completely dry.
How to use an oven range: Using an oven’s cooking range is dependent on whether your range is gas or electric.
- Cooking pot
- Liquid or powder washing soap
- A Soft cloth
- Put the pot or pan on the burner you intend to use then pick the control knob that matches the position of the burner you are using on the control knob. Then turn to “Light” or “Ignite.” Fire will then appear beneath your pot or pan.
- Use the control knob to adjust towards the flame you require. Make sure the flames do not become big and uncontrollable.
- If you want to speed up your cooking time, place a cover on your pot or pan.
- When you have completed cooking, turn the control knob all the way to “Off”.
- Clean the cooktop, then wipe it down with a soft cloth.
- Put the pot or pan on the burner you want to use, the pick the burner similar in size to the pot or pan you’re using.
- Look at the control knob which matches the burner you selected to the temperature you require to cook. This you can adjust according to the heat you want.
- When you’ve finished cooking, switch the knob to “Off”.
- Clean a glass-top electric range, but be careful. Make sure what you are using to clean is provided by the manufacturer.
How to use a dishwasher
Dishwashers are great for saving energy or electricity, they are very common in advanced countries and so we shall give a few easy steps on how to use them:
- Rinse your dishes
- Load the rack carefully: Make sure you put silver in the silverware rack, pots and platters placed near the back of the dishwasher while stainless steel and silver dishes are kept apart.
- Don’t use too much detergent
- Be careful when putting plastic in the rack, they around a lot during the wash
- Don’t use: wood, cast iron, pewter, sterling silver, aluminum, Nonstick dishes and Expensive dishes should not be used in the dishwasher.
- Use the lightest cycle, on your dishwater, this helps the dishwasher clean the cutlery perfectly
- If the dishes are really dirty, choose a more intense cycle
- Let dishes airdry
- Then, scrub the outside of your dishwasher
- The filters in dishwasher should always be cleaned, filter is located at the bottom rack and is easily pulled out and cleaned.
- Remove removable parts such as the utensil holders, put them on the sink and rinse any food particles using tap water.
- Use paper towels to remove any debris at the bottom of the dishwasher before wiping down the tub.
How to use a washing machine:
Step 1. Sort your clothing
This should be done according to fabric type and color, then also check the label of the clothing to avoid damaging fabrics and be very careful with delicate clothing.
Step 2. Select the correct Washing Cycle
To this, check your clothing’s fabric care label.
Step 3. The Right Water Temperature
Using cold water will be gentle in washing your clothing, you won’t have to use much energy for this, too.
Step 4. Use Detergent and Fabric Softener
Check the back of the detergent box or fabric softener. Check any labels on your washing machine to discover how much of either you may use.
Step 5. Put the clothing in the Washing Machine
No overcrowding clothing, put them gradually as follows:
Small loads: ⅓ of the drum
- Medium loads: ½ of the drum
- Large loads: ¾ of the drum
Step 6. Press the start button
Make sure the washing machine door is closed.
Step 7. Wash Your Washing Machine
Make sure your washing machine is always clean.
Avoid these Common blunders when using a Washing Machine
- Check all your pockets to make nothing is inside them. What’s inside the pockets can damage your washing machine.
- Naver place fabric softener directly on top of your clothing, it could stain them. Consult the washing machine manual to find where in the detergent drawer the softener goes.
- Remove clothes from the washing machine as soon as they are washed.
- If your washing machine has issues, don’t try and fix it yourself. Get a professional.
How to use a Blender:
- Step 1: Clean the blender
- Step 2: Lock Pitcher (spiral top) Into Blender Body
- Step 3: Place Ingredients inside blender Pitcher
- Step 4: Secure Lid and Blend
- Step 5: Then Serve
How to use a microwave
The microwave is a convenient and extremely popular way to prepare a meal abroad and warm up leftovers and cook food quickly. This is an appliance that never misses in any home in advanced countries and so we shall give you a crash course on how it works:
- Move the microwave to a flat, clean surface. It could be a clean counter in your kitchen or a sturdy wooden table. Do not put the microwave near a gas or electric oven cooking range.
- Ensure the microwave’s roller ring and glass tray are secure. Microwaves usually have a plastic roller ring and a round glass tray. The latter should spin around on the roller ring effortlessly.
- Plug the microwave into a grounded wall outlet. The outlet must be rated for 20 A.
- Check the microwave’s features namely the numbers on the front of the microwave from 1-9. Set these numbers according to your desired cooking or heating time.
- You may now serve when the microwave reaches the numbers you set and your meal is hot and most definitely tasty.
Other activities in the demonstration home include sweeping, cleaning, making beds and other activities which we shall walk a migrant worker through so that person is ready to work in the most advanced nations on earth.