Ikon Solutions & Kumu come together to support OFWs

March 4, 2024 | 3 mins read

Manila, Philippines, March 4, 2024 – In a bid to empower Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and provide them with greater opportunities and support, Ikon Solutions Asia (Ikon), a leading recruitment agency in the Philippines, has joined forces with Filipino livestream app, Kumu. Through Kumu’s expansive global platform, this collaboration aims to connect Filipinos abroad with a supportive community network, making them feel closer to home.

Kumu: A Home for OFW’s

Kumu, known for its vibrant ‘kumunity’ and engaging livestream content, has long been a source of support for Filipinos, especially OFWs, who are working far from home. While the world has well-adjusted out of the global lockdown, the experience of isolation and loneliness remains prevalent among OFWs. Kumu has played a pivotal role in bridging this gap by enabling OFWs to stay connected with their loved ones back home and fostering friendships worldwide.

Recognizing the significant contribution of OFWs to the Philippine economy, Kumu has continuously strived to provide support and opportunities for this vital demographic. Previous initiatives like Healthcareoke, which featured OFW contestants from across North America, underscore Kumu’s commitment to empowering OFWs and showcasing their talents on a global stage.

Ikon Solutions: Pioneering Opportunities Abroad

On the other hand, Ikon Solutions brings over 15 years of expertise in overseas recruitment to the table. As one of the leading agencies in the Philippines, Ikon Solutions has been instrumental in facilitating job placements for countless Filipinos seeking employment opportunities abroad. With the demand for OFWs steadily increasing, Ikon Solutions is dedicated to serving as a conduit for Filipinos to fulfill their aspirations of working overseas.

A Partnership for Empowerment

The partnership between Ikon Solutions and Kumu signifies a milestone in the quest to support OFWs. By combining Kumu’s expansive local reach and community-building capabilities with Ikon Solutions’ extensive network and expertise in overseas recruitment, the collaboration aims to empower OFWs like never before.

Roland Ros, CEO of Kumu, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “At Kumu, we are committed to supporting our OFWs and providing them with avenues for growth and connection. Our partnership with Ikon Solutions aligns perfectly with this mission, and we are excited about the opportunities it will create for OFWs across the globe.”

Paolo Martel, Managing Director of Ikon, echoed Ros’ sentiments, emphasizing the importance of the partnership in providing OFWs with access to job opportunities and support. This partnership is a testament to both companies’ shared commitment to empowering OFWs and creating a brighter future for them and their families.

In September of 2023, the two put pen to paper to  forge a strategic partnership  with the goal of providing job opportunities for Filipinos dreaming to work abroad. As this partnership with Ikon unfolds, Kumu will be developing creative content that empowers local creators to participate in new projects that both connect job seekers to career opportunities overseas and builds community across the broader Filipino community abroad.

A Call to Action

For Filipinos seeking employment opportunities abroad, this partnership opens up a world of possibilities. Visit the Ikon’s website and Facebook page to explore job openings and take the first step towards your next adventure. 

As the partnership between Ikon Solutions and Kumu takes flight, it promises to usher in a new era of empowerment and support for OFWs across the Philippines and beyond. Together, we can build a brighter future for our OFWs and their families, one opportunity at a time.


Sheena Jawa