Throwback at Makati Youth Home

When I used to work at Makati LGU, we had a guest from Colombia who wanted to know how the city government deals with students’ during and after school activities and the out of school youth. I assisted him in his research. He interviewed the social welfare department and the mayor’s office iirc. With my boss and a staff from the social welfare department, we also went to the Makati Youth Home. It’s a temporary shelter for CICL or children in conflict with the law.

20120312_132605 Makati Youth Home, Brgy La Paz

20120312_132645 Makati Youth Home, Brgy La Paz


Makati Youth Home staff interview
Makati Youth Home staff interview


Meeting the residents at the time
Meeting the residents


There was even a senior citizen. ^^;;;

20120312_125725 Makati Youth Home, Brgy La Paz

20120312_125738 Makati Youth Home, Brgy La Paz


Knowing the situation of the kids and that senior citizen
Knowing the situation of the kids and that senior citizen


Bunk beds
Bunk beds


The shelter has a big kitchen and dining area; there’s a floor with the children’s play room, classrooms, prayer room, and library. Most rooms are air-conditioned.

Daily activities schedule
Daily activities schedule


Rooftop
Rooftop


View from the rooftop
View from the rooftop


The resident’s duration of stay varies. If they’re not from Makati, Makati Youth Home needs to coordinate with the LGU where they’re from as well as their direct family. My boss, after we surveyed the shelter, said she would want to stay there permanently. 😆 I thought a lot of kids would too. It was no surprise when they said some kids return.

Makati Youth Home’s inauguration was the year after this visit in 2012.

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