The Center for Girls is now ready to give shelter to children who are victims of abuses and are undergoing “rehabilitation” by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
The Center for Girls building is located at Purok Paglaum, Bgy. Mangingisda. It can accommodate 25 persons and will be operated by house parents during the rehabilitation process.
Aside from the main building as shelter, the center has water supply through a deepwell donated by a non-government organization. It has a budget of P4.7 million from the DSWD Bottom-up Budget Fund.
Bgy. Captain Romeo Elijan extended his gratitude to the City Government of Puerto Princesa and the DSWD for the realization of the project which will cater not only the interest of his barangay but to the whole city.
As of press time, there are already eight in-house children in the center ages 4-16 years old. They are studying under the Alternative Learning System (ALS). Their talent on music is being developed and they also have regular bible lessons, according to Lydia del Rosario, acting City Social Welfare Officer.