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