Street kids get a chance at formal education
A brighter future awaits twenty-six street children in Binondo as they recently hurdled a 6-month academic training that will prepare them for integration to regular elementary schools.
Since 2001, Malayan Insurance, in partnership with Childhope Asia Philippines and the Parish Church of Binondo, has been helping street children learn how to read, write and count in order that they will be ready for reintegration to formal schools.
Last year, this tri-partite partnership called Street Education Program or SEP used the Elementary Advanced Modules (EAM) of the Department of Education (DepEd) in training the children. Hurdling the module means that the children are ready for school work for grades 4, 5, and 6.
Photo shows Childhope Asia Philippines Executive Director Ms. Teresita Silva and Malayan Insurance President Ms. Yvonne S. Yuchengco, seated, 2nd and 3rd from left, flanked by SEP kids during their graduation ceremony at the Binondo Church, Paz Learning Center. Also in photo are staff of Childhope and Malayan Insurance.
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