Tanza, Navotas. — Last June 28,2014, the No One In Need Movement Child and Youth Development Program Core Group (CYD) conducted an ocular inspection in a Habitat for Humanity site located at Barangay Tanza, Navotas City. The group was welcomed by Ate Cherry, Home Owner President or Habitat for Humanity Coordinator, and around twenty youth residents in their Volunteer Multi-Purpose Hall.
The objective of the site visit is to coordinate with the leaders and locals of the area and orient them on the program and activities of the CYD Team.We were informed by Ate Cherry that the site have 109 families; kids, who are 7 to 12 years old; and around 50 youths, ages 13 to 21. She noted that since there is no program yet specifically formulated for the kids and youths, they are looking for diversionary activities during weekends. During the discussion, the youths were eager and participative; and some of them suggested that we tackle topics ranging from consequences of getting married at an early age, importance of education, and the need for unity in their community. It was agreed that the CYD Team will conduct the first “Usapang Kabataan” (UK), a youth assembly; and the “Usapang Bata” (UB), a kids assembly, this month of July.
The CYD is one of the programs of Community Development, a ministry of No One in Need Movement, which is a Catholic movement responding to the call of living a preferential option for the poor. It is one of the 4 pillars of LCSC under Live Full. The CYD Program will provide formation, activities, and a culture of fun, acceptance, Christ-centeredness, and excellence for the kids and the youth. Moreover, it will focus on providing 5 “S”: School, Spiritual,Social, Sports and Skills.
News-ed by April Gerero