Youth center to rise in Iloilo City

A center that will cater to the youth sector will soon rise in Iloilo City and two other local government units in Western Visayas, replicating the success of the pilot center established in Roxas City in 2007.

The center will also be opened in Bago City, Negros Occidental and Aklan.

The facility dubbed “Teenbayan Education Center” caters to out-of-school youths, youths with disabilities and special needs, and walk-in minors with problems, among others.

Social Welfare Officer IV Susan Mogato said the center, which will be manned by trained volunteers, extends practical skills training and counseling to their peers. It also has recreational facilities such as for sports activities.
The volunteers will be supervised by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Other LGUs in the region are encouraged to put up their own TBEC, especially those with high incidence of needy and disadvantaged youth.

The first center was piloted in Roxas City and is now catering to some 90 youths. (source: PN)



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