Working with street children to give them a second chance
Orphaned, abandoned and runaway children are among the most destitute in Filipino society. Surviving as best they can on the streets in the heart of Manila, they are highly susceptible to abuse, exploitation and malnutrition. Staff from the Kuya Centre for Street Children work with young people living as vagrants, using games and drama to focus on topics such as substance and drug prevention, child rights, sex education and life skills.
Wherever possible the young people are encouraged to reconcile with their families. At the Centre they can take part in a number of programs and choose from a range of educational options. Regular schooling is offered to those of normal school age and attainment; accelerated education to older boys with low attainment levels; while evening classes are held for young adults. The Centre’s residential program provides food, clothing, shelter, medical care, including detoxification if required, psychological assessment, counselling and safety for 30 boys.
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