FORMER Makati Acting Mayor Kid Peña will be focusing on youth re-integration Program as the top concern of his 10 point agenda in a congressional seat to make the youth become productive citizens of the City.
Peña made the pronouncement during a recent pocket meeting in Bgy. Sta. Cruz, Makati City.
He vowed to push for the establishment of additional youth and custodial centers in the city to accommodate the rising numbers of youth to allay fear that their sector will be neglected once they committed mistake during their adolescence.
“Gagawin po natin lahat ng ating makakaya upang matugunan lahat ng inyong pangangailangan para sa inyong konkretong pagbabago at hangaring makabalik ng masigla sa komunidad na inyong ginagalawan,” Peña said.
“Kaisa po niyo ang Kidlat ng Makati sa pagbangon at pag-abot ng inyong pangarap, gaano man ito katayog. Lagi niyong tatandaan na kayo ang pundasyon ng ating bayan kaya nararapat lamang na imolde ng matuwid, matatag at handa sa anumang uri ng pagsubok na inyong kakaharapin,” he added.
The aspiring representative bared he holds a master plan for the complete transformation of out-of-school youths, abused children and other vulnerable members of society. Initially, he will push for the creation of all in one shelter home that caters to the overall need of the youth in its custody.
These reintegration services are designed to facilitate a youth’s transition from an out-of-home placement back to the community and family environment through collaboration between the youth and community service providers, shelter staff, and family to ensure the delivery of needed services and supervision.
To make it simple, alternative learning system will also be done in the said youth home in partnership with the best academic institution. Skills training and vocational courses may be held also inside the portals of the shelter to maximize the potential of their employability once completing their program. Meanwhile, accredited Psychometricians will be the one to pay visit to abused minors and conduct counselling until the end of the reformation process.
During his brief stint as acting mayor, Peña scored tangible gains when he undertook reforms within the city government which resulted to inclusive growth and development of the citizenry. He has not only continued the city’s famous social programs, but has been able to enhance and expand these further for the greater benefit of city residents, particularly the senior citizens, PWDs and single parents.
After his term ended in June 2016, the former acting mayor synergized the partnership with Makati youths expanding the membership of Tropang Kid Kabataan to adapt to the needs of the millenials. To date, there are already 1,200 TK members across Makati that lead the conduct of social, leadership and spiritual enrichment program among the city’s youth.
Aside from giving premium on the welfare of the youth, Peña’s 10 point agenda include: Makati first policy; enhanced elderly care; universal health care coverage for families; Establishment of botika ng bayan; feasible livelihood for single parents; promotion of magna carta for PWDs; creation of satellite congress for millennials; encouragement of participatory and inclusive governance; proactive legislative district.