HFC_01While temporarily placed in the center for rehabiliation the residents who used to roam the streets are taught of basic baking techniques through the Productivity Skills Development.

This is among the rehabilitative activities of the DSWD’s Haven for Children along with regular counseling, case conferences, spiritual and recreational activities, and regular and non-formal education.

After the demo of Manpower Development Officer Shirley Cabanig, the children’s return demo resulted to their delicious macaroons, cup cakes, tart and roll cake.

As confirmed by Ms. Cabanig, even at their young age and street exposures, these children’s curiuousity and observance led them to follow the procedures. Accuracy in measurement of dry and liquid ingridients, neatness and cleanliness were also observed among the children.

The year ended blissfully with the support of private groups and individuals visited and gave gifts to the children. These include: Ilaw ng Panginoon; La Salette, Dagupan City; Bangko Sentra, Dagupan City; Bonuan First Baptist; REM Citied: Medical/Dental Mission; Dominican Laity of Manaoga, Pangasinan; ABS-CBN, Dagupan City; He Loves You Foundation; Miracle of Jesus; Ms. Maricar Marquez, and Mr. Jojo Jose.

Unified efforts to the former street children

There maybe hard times dealing with the children but fulfillment is already felt seeing their smiles and reintegrating them back to their families, said Center Head Rosemarie Rosales. Enhanced strategies and rehabilitation plans are always considered in giving the quality services to these residents. (by: Iryn D. Cubangbang, Information Officer II)