Top: Some child-beneficiaries enjoy soaking in the pool during their leisure time. Middle and bottom: Group Dynamics facilitated by Ms. Fe Sarmiento and learning session with Psychologist Jane Frances Van Doorn.

To develop children’s capacities for self-confidence, self-esteem, friendship, leadership and mutual understanding through worthwhile activities and to help them become a happy, useful and active members of society, Agsugpon Tayo Project youth camp was recently conducted at Paradiso Beach Resort, Aringay, La Union

This camp also aims to develop the children’s personality as well as to increase their awareness of society’s timely issues. More so, this activity was a chance for the children to have fun while learning and discovering more about themselves and their community.

A total of 97 child-beneficiaries of the Agsugpon Tayo Project from the barangays of Banga, Caoayan, Danac, Licungan and Pangotan of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur participated in the said youth camp being initiated by the Social Technology Unit of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO1).

These children enjoyed the two-day camp through several interactive activities, games, and leisure as they fully assimilated and appreciated what exactly the activity wanted to convey.

Mr. Bismarck Bengwayan from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency comprehensively discussed drug abuse and its harmful effects.

The participants were also taught of effective and positive ways of resolving their problems after learning healthy youth lifestyle through Psychologist Jane Frances Van Doorn.

Agsugpon Tayo Project aims to assist children in pursuing their education through collaboration with other families (host families) to provide substitute homes, parental care and guidance to children and youth of upland areas while schooling (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Administrative Assistant III, Listahanan/NHTS-PR).