Mango Tree House

Metro Manila, Philippines

This was the first one day training Project Growing Up organized. The training took place in 2014 at Mango Tree House in Manila's squatters area, around the enormous dump side Payatas.

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Mango Tree House is a home for up to 50 young people between the age of 5  and 21. The kids come from very poor backgrounds. Many have been abused, abandoned, neglected or have no known relatives. The kids can stay until they complete their education, at whatever level. At Mango Tree House each kid is treasured as an individual and encouraged to be a well rounded caring person.

In total 2 groups of each 4 students did the 1 day program. They were trained by Marieke and Carmen. The training was focussed on self image, menstruation, STD's, contraceptives, early pregnancy, know your body and abuse.