Learning applied into Good Practice

Written by Ma. Luisa Bautista
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In partnership with the Office of the Vice- Mayor (OVM) of Quezon City and Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF) last October 2014 to January 2016, the Center for Restorative Action (CRA) of HLAF gave trainings for the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC).

In Quezon City, one of the challenges that the social service delivery encounters is lack of social workers in the field. Social workers play a vital role in handling cases of children at risk and children in conflict with the law and because of the limitation in man power despite of overloading cases in the barangay, there are instances that social workers were not able to attend some of the cases.

To address this, one of the members of Brgy. Pinyahan, a social worker took part as a volunteer in their BCPC. This volunteerism from a social worker helped the BCPC in addressing different issues. The social worker also helped in mentoring other BCPC members in different aspect regarding handling the children.

The said volunteerism from one of the members in the barangay catered the part which the BCPC members were able to practice resource mobilization and networking.