1Bataan Kaugnay Youth Center (Provincial Teen Information Center) was opened to provide a safe space for youths who are experiencing woes and problems.
“Ang layunin ng center ay magsilbing lugar at safe space para sa mga kabataan na naghahanap ng makikinig sa kanilang mga hinaing at problema”, said SK Federation Bataan President Precious Manuel during the recent opening of the facility.
She said there are Teen Information Centers that are already existing in all barangays in the province but added she is hoping municipalities will have their own centers.
She said 15 youths were trained at first level to man the center.
Believing in the role of youths in nation building, Board Member Popoy Del Rosario said the center is an important facility for Bataan youths who might need its services in the future.
“Iniba ko ang sinabi ng ating pambansang bayani Jose Rizal, yung sa akin, Ang Kabataan ang Tutulong sa Bayan”, said the board member.
For his part, Board Member Jorge Estanislao said “Mag-umpisa tayo sa center, maging gabay tayong mga leader, alamin natin sa mga kabataan kung paano tayo makakatulong sa kanila sa mga problema na maaari nilang kaharapin tulad ng teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, HIV and AIDS, anxiety at depression, at iba. Sana talagang lumapit sa center ang ating mga kabataan para matulungan”.
The opening of the center was facilitated by lead offices Bataan Youth Development Office and SK Provincial Federation Office.
It is located at Bataan capitol compound (near Comelec) and is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5m and Saturday 8am to 12 noon.