I’m preparing stuff for my baby Zeeka already. I even hired a yaya already and I’m really happy with her. I got her from an agency around 2 weeks ago and she’s really shown a lot of potential. She has had more than 15 years of experience already. As you all know, Manila Workshops conducted a one whole day workshop for household helps. I brought my maid and my yaya to listen also to the workshop. While fixing logistics, I stayed on and watched and listened to the speaker, as well.

Ms. Cristina Mendoza, RN introducing the Ok Ka, Yaya Ko Workshop!

The instructor was Ms. Cristina Mendoza, a registered nurse. Tina graudated BS Nursing (’10) from Southville International School and College. She passed the Nursing Licensure Exam on July 2010. She also worked as a School Nurse and Preschool Teacher in The Bridge School from 2010-2012. Currently, she is an on call Preschool Teacher in The Bridge School and is a full time Yaya Seminar Facilitator of VentureLab Business Resource Center, Inc.

What I really appreciated during the workshop is that their were a lot of topics that were discussed and the yaya’s were really interactive. The workshop started with how to take care of one’s self from hygiene to manners. Then there topics on how to clean the house were discussed. I loved that the maids and yayas were taught on how to create alternative and all natural cleaning products from vinegar, baking soda, salt, etc. I also learned from this part of the workshop.


The afternoon session dealt on topics that involved caring for the elderly and for children at different stages of their lives from newborn to toddlers to older kids.

I appreciated the fact that Tina taught the yayas Infant CPR. I loved that part! They were also taught the proper way of hand washing.

At the end of the day, certificates of attendance were given to the participants. “Super sulit!” (really worth it!), this is all I could say. If you were there, I know that you would feel the same way. I’m glad that my two helpers were there.

For those interested in enrolling their yaya’s and maids for the next run (tentative date will be on May 2013), kindly fill out this form. I assure you that you will be happy that you sent your maids/helpers/yayas to learn from this workshop. It is really worth it!

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

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