Papaya Academy Inc

Metro Manila, Philippines

Besides the successful anti bullying seminar for the students of the Papaya Academy  the teachers got their part as well. They  attended a seminar about Bullying and ADHD. The seminars took place in 2014 at Papaya Academy in Manila's squatters area, around the enormous dump side Payatas.

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Papaya Academy is a Kalinga Project. Kalinga is a Dutch NGO that provides structural support to children and their families living in the vast Payatas garbage dump on the outskirts of Manila. Over 30,000 people live on this mountain of waste, and they survive by collecting and separating aluminium, plastic and cardboard waste. Children are often required to work from a very young age. For most children there is no hope of a different future - a better future.

All 8 teachers joined the seminars. The seminar was developed and organised by Marieke.