Payatas Dump side

Metro Manila, Philippines

The girls who joined the training live at 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.

In 6 weeks time 4 girls from Payatas were trained by Debbie. The training was focussed on self-image, healthy lifestyle, hygiene, puberty, social media, abuse, sexuality, safe sex and early pregnancy.