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Bait ni mayor! Binay distributes school supplies to youth in caring facilities

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Mayor Abigail Binay makes sure that everyone in her city is well taken care of.

Just recently, the lady politiko provided free school supplies and uniforms to 84 young individuals housed in two city-run caring facilities and enrolled in its Alternative Learning System.

Binay said 43 boys in Makati Youth Home and 41 girls in the Social Development Center were the latest beneficiaries the city government’s Project FREE (Free Relevant Excellent Education).

The caring facilities are also part of the city’s rehabilitation program for juvenile delinquents and young victims of abuse.

“We have begun providing free school supplies and uniforms to these young Makatizens as an added incentive for them to do good in the ALS program. It will prepare them in going back to school for formal education after they are released from the city’s custody,” Binay said.

“We believe that children in conflict with the law and children at risk would greatly benefit from a holistic program that promotes their physical and emotional well-being as well as their intellectual development. It will help ensure their successful reintegration into the community,” she added.

Each ALS learner received a set of school supplies consisting of 10 notebooks, 10 ballpens, and 10 pencils. They also received a pair of new black shoes, one set of school uniform, bag, pad paper, and a school diary.

The Makati Youth Home, located at Onyx Street, Barangay La Paz serves as temporary shelter which offers counselling, stress debriefing, spiritual guidance, remedial education, and assistance for the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.

While the Social Development Center in Barasoain Street, Barangay Tejeros serves as temporary shelter most especially for girls considered as children in need of special protection (CNSP) such as those who are victims of abuse.