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Community Development: San Jose
Rescued Child at Risk
“I am happy because I meet new friends from other barangays, “they accept me for who I am even if we know each other in a short time.” - May (14), at the celebration of National Children’s Month in 2011
May (14) was an out-of-school youth in 2011 found by barangay tanods (village security) roaming around Barangay Fatima during curfew hours. She is one of the 549 children-at-risk or Child-in-Need-of-Special-Protection rescued by the BCPC in Barangay Fatima in 2011. At the Children’s Peace Center, she shared she’s from a broken family and wanted to augment her mother’s meager income (P1,500.00) as a laundress, but ended up as freelance sex worker. She was also a victim of sexual abuse by her step father, suffered from gonorrhea and hid it all from her mother.
With the Area Social Worker, the BCPC coordinator gave counseling to May and her family. She also went to the City Health Office for free medical treatment. Presently, Michelle attends the Numeracy and Literacy sessions, Pasali’s Sustainable Urban Gardenning (SUGa) occupational trainings for youth, and helps her mother doing the laundry at weekdays. She does not go out at night without her mother’s consent. The BCPC workers monitor her development regularly.
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