Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Teen Centers receive New Equipment from UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has turned-over several equipment to Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. as donations to the Pilot Teen Centers in Olongapo on January 19, 2009.

The equipment will be used in support of the Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Program of the Department of Education (DepEd) which have been incorporated into the program of study of public secondary schools within the city.

There are three (3) Pilot Teen Centers in the city which are located in the following schools: Sta. Rita National High School, New Cabalan National High School and Barretto National High School. These Teen Centers will each receive a complete set of desktop computer, printer, a digital camera, Colored CTV and DVD Player. UNFPA also donated learning materials and video documentaries that provide information on adolescent reproductive health last year.

This will be used in the education of in and 0ut-of-school youths on reproductive health, sexuality and teenage pregnancy and prevent incidences of sexually transmitted infection (STI), HIV and AIDS.

ARH is among the priority concerns of Mayor Gordon. According to Ms. Dyezebel Dado, City Project Coordinator of UNFPA in Olongapo, “UNFPA is closely coordinating with the City Government and in consultation with DepEd to enhance integration of RH concepts in their school curriculum. They also facilitated the conduct of ARH trainings intended the youth and teachers from pilot and non-pilot schools in the city.”

For the first time, UNFPA will sponsor a Peer Counseling Program on March this year. This program is intended to reach out to the adolescents and openly discuss issues regarding adolescent reproductive health. “Additional teachers will be trained on the enhanced ARH curriculum for this year,” added Ms. Dado.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon hands over the equipment donated by UNFPA to representatives of the Division Office of DepEd.

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home


This is a joint private blog of volunteers from Subic Bay. It is being maintained primarily to collate articles that may be of importance to decision making related to the future of Subic Bay and as a source of reference material to construct the history of Subic Bay.

The articles herein posted remains the sole property of original authors and publications which has full credits to the articles.

Disclaimer: Readers should conduct their own research and due diligence before using any article herein posted for whatever intended purpose it may be. This private web log will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a reader's reliance on information obtained from volunteers of this private blog.

www.subicbay.ph, http://olongapo-subic.com, http://sangunian.com, http://olongapo-ph.com, http://oictv.com, http://brgy-ph.com, http://subicbay-news.com, http://batanggapo.com 16 January 2012