Center to welcome more street kids with new building

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QUEZON City, March 20, 2014 – A foundation that rehabilitates and reconnects street children with their families is set to increase the number of abandoned children it can accommodate with the construction of a new building.

The Kuya Center for Street Children (KCSC) will be constructing another building to double its present maximum capacity of 20 kids, said KCSC executive-director Bro. Luc Boudreault, SC. (Brothers of the Sacred Heart).

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.

Bro. Luc Boudreault, SC., executive director of the Kuya Center for Street Children (KCSC) poses with some of the former street kids in front of their center in Cubao. (Photo credit: Oliver Samson)

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, 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 (LARB) 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.

For donations, the KCSC can be contacted at 63-2-705-1207 and Kuyacenter@yahoo.com. One can personally visit the children at #6 St. Michael Street, Immaculate Conception, Cubao, Quezon City. (Oliver Samson)


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