Centre for street children to accommodate more

Currently, the KCSC has two separate dormitories in its compound in Cubao. The planned building can house another 20 kids, doubling the current capacity to accommodate.

Philippines
Mar 21 2014, 4:04 PM
Centre for street children to accommodate more
Children at the KCSC compound in Cubao.

The Kuya Center for Street Children (KCSC), a foundation that rehabilitates and reconnects street children with their families, is set to increase its capacity with the construction of a new building.

KCSC will be constructing another building to double its present maximum capacity of 20 children, said executive-director Brother Luc Boudreault.

Currently, the KCSC has two separate dormitories in its compound in Cubao. The planned building can house another 20 kids, doubling the current capacity to accommodate.

Since the root cause of vagrancy is poverty, the proposed new building will also provide a venue for skills training and livelihood projects for parents, relatives, and the children themselves, Brother Boudreault said.

A source of income is required to help the parents take care of their kids themselves, so that they will no longer return to the streets, he explained.

The KCSC was founded on February 14, 1991, backed by Luzon Association of Religious Brothers and by the La Salle Greenhills Alumni Association. For the past 23 years, it has rehabilitated and reconnected abandoned and vagrant children with their families and also redirected their lives into mainstream society.

Source: CBCP News

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