2013 U.S. Embassy News and Events
U.S. Embassy Conducts Creativity Workshop with Children in Conflict with the Law in Quezon City
The U.S. Embassy conducted a creativity, problem awareness, and trauma therapy workshop for 20 children in conflict with the law at Molave Youth Home, in Quezon City from April 22-26, 2013. Entitled “May Isang Bahaghari (There Is A Rainbow),” the workshop was designed to assist in the reformation of at-risk youth.
The Embassy partnered with the local government of Quezon City, which donated workshop supplies, in conducting the week-long event. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Philippines (NADA) administered ear acupuncture to the participants every day and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) staged a 20-minute puppet show for the 218 residents of Molave Youth Home and donated cloth bags filled with goodies for the participants.
Filipino donors also actively supported the program. The Embassy donated books to high school students and another private Filipino supported donated young adult novels. Additionally, an alumnus of theStudy of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) program, who has an advocacy program that serves terminally ill children at Philippine General hospital, provided a candy buffet for the participants.
U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Robin Diallo and Teresa Mariano, director of Social Services Development Department of Quezon City led the graduation ceremony for the workshop participants.