Seafarer Family Congress

The SEAFARER FAMILY INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS is the transport vessel of stories, experiences and services for seafarers and their families and the local and global stakeholders of the maritime industry. With the government, industry leaders and international support organizations, seafarer families will come together to ensure the well-being of sea-based migrants and their loved ones at home and on board. Through a plenary session, exhibits and adult and youth fora, the SFIC encourages maritime trailblazers to speak on how they assist seafarer homes uphold the values of solidarity, trust, resilience and care. Stories about familial adjustments and personal triumphs will help adults understand their everyday lives and the youth develop life skills for a possible career at sea and a family life on shore. With a life-long maritime welfare advocate at the helm, SFIC is spearheaded by the Gig and the Amazing Sampaguita Foundation, Inc. (GASFI) to celebrate the maritime community and its extraordinary families.