University of St. La Salle
Bahay Pag-asa Youth Center

 

Bahay Pag-asa

The BAHAY PAG-ASA YOUTH CENTER was established as a separate corrective and transformational facility exclusively for convicted youth offenders of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental. Through the center, we aim to;


Administer a wholistic formation/ transformational program with emphasis on basic education, spiritual formation, life skills and livelihood skills;


Provide competent and committed legal services which will include non-formal learning modules on criminal behavior and its consequences;


Provide an interfaced support system for the youth offenders after their release composed of the family, the school or workplace, the church, and the community to ensure successful re-integration; and pilot, assess and improve the program so that it may serve as a model for youth rehabilitation which maybe replicated in other areas of the country.

 


About Bahay Pag-asa

BAHAY PAG-ASA MISSION STATEMENT

The University of St. La Salle (USLS), inspired by the work of it’s Founder, St. John Baptiste de la Salle, commits to respond to the growing needs of a special group of children and youth, the Children-In-Contact with the Law (CICL), in the Provinces of Negros Occidental and Guimaras, through the establishment the USLS - Bahay Pag-asa Youth Center (USLS-BPYC).


“In collaboration and partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Local Government Units (LGUs), the Provincial Government and other government organization (GO), non-government organizations (NGOs), volunteer individuals and groups, the USLS- Bahay Pag-asa Youth Center (USLS-BPYC) aimed to promote quality education through intervention, diversion and rehabilitation programs and services that seeks to address the best interest, welfare and development of the children and youth at risks, forming them into becoming a self-reliant, productive and God-fearing individuals, upon reintegration with their families and in the community.”


Inspired by the Charism of the Founder, St. John Baptiste de la Salle, and animated by Christian values, the University seeks to help our people, especially the poor, live a life of dignity to the fullest of their capabilities. As a catalyst for change, it commits itself to install concern for the environment, community and country.
All these, in the Lasallian spirit of faith and zeal: to do everything for God and to attribute all to God.

INSTITUTIONAL MISSION STATEMENT

The University of St. La Salle is a Catholic institution committed to the holistic formation of the youth.


It promotes quality of education responsive to the global realities and to the call of the Church for evangelization. It aims to foster a culture of openness and dialogue in all sectors of the Lasallian Family. Inspired by the Charism of the Founder, St. John Baptiste de la Salle, and animated by Christian values, the University seeks to help our people, especially the poor, live a life of dignity to the fullest of their capabilities. As a catalyst for change, it commits itself to install concern for the environment, community and country.


All these, in the Lasallian spirit of faith and zeal: to do everything for God and to attribute all to God.

Three Main Challenges facing the Project:


  1. Cost of Operations
  2. Difficulty of putting altogether, the documents for accreditation certificate with the DSWD as well as the local government of each resident’s place of origin. Factors affecting this issue is the attachment of the Center’s compliance of other non-negotiable document/s (e.g. fire safety certificate) with the whole university which more often could not synchronize with the others.
  3. Development of Operations Manual and the Child Protection Policies of the Center.



How Can You Help Us


WEEKLY FOOD AND SUPPLIES NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS:

NEEDS
UNIT
NO. OF PCS.
Rice
Sacks
2.5
Bath Soap
42 grams
30
Shampoo
14 ml
30
Toothpaste
12 grams
30
Detergent Bar
1 bar length
8
Detergent powder for bathroom cleaning
70 grams sachet
10
Bleach
100 ml
5
Sardines
Can
Big 8 /Samll 16
Sugar
Kilo
White 1 Brown 1
Noodles
Packs
72
Pancit canton
Packs
36
Corned beef
260 grams
6
Meat loaf
Big can
6
Tausiam
Kilo
1
Pancit canton plain
Kilo
1
Misua
Kilo
1
Cooking oil
Gallon
1
Soy Sauce
Gallon
1
Vinegar
Gallon
1

OTHER NEEDS

Clothing (used or new) for 30 BOYS with Ages from 9 to 18 years old
Black pants Brief Shorts Slippers White polo uniform Jacket
T-shirts Socks Sando Black Shoes Sunday Clothing Tennis Shoes

VOLUNTEERS

DATE
VOLUNTEERS
 
FROM
TO
June 2001 Present Foster Parents Mr. & Mrs. Gigi & Claude Schulze, Mrs. Gloria Rodriguez & Mrs. Nelia Jacinto continue to give parental presence and help in the marketing and livelihood activities of the Residents
2004 Present DLS -USA Br. Daniel Fenton, FSC continues to do Summer Volunteer Work with the Center, together with other La Salle Brothers and Volunteers.
Aug. 2011 Present Values Educ. Mrs. Norma Tagle every Friday morning
June 2012 Present USLS-ICEP Assists in the ALS Review and give Basic Electronic Orientation
Aug. 2012 June 2013 AFS Germany Mr. Christoph Krenzel  & Mr. Marvin Wolfram
Sept. 2012 Mar. 2013 Guam, USA Ms. Honey Rizza Imbo conducted Group Dynamics with the Residents
June 2013 Present Scholastics Br. Butch Alcudia,FSC; Br. Toby De la Cruz, FSC; Br. Joseph Daluz, FSC: & Br. Dan Sanding, FSC teaches music and conducts group activity with the Residents every Saturday afternoon

Volunteer Services Needed

Spiritual Formation Socio-Psychological Formation / Values Formation
Basic literacy Capacity Building / Life Skills Training for Children and Youth
Guidance and Counseling Academic Subjects (Math, Science, English and Filipino)
Other activities that will promote the total welfare and development of the Residents in the Center




Programs and Activities

Peer Enrichment Program

The Residents who are already more or less proficient in different skills in basic literacy as well as in dance and music are tasked to teach the others, especially the new ones with their own areas of proficiency. Spiritual Formation



  • Last December, the Residents had Advent liturgy
  • Para-liturgical, Friday Faith Sharing and scheduled Eucharistic celebrations are on-going

Livelihood Skills and Program Initiatives

The center is seriously working towards integrated farming. It is hoped that such structure of farming would be in place and full implementation by June. It is also the aim of the program that the skills learned by the Residents in their active participation in the management and development of the programs be applied in their own family life context. Reach-Out Activity


Last December, the Residents had their Caroling and Christmas reach-out at


  • The Handumanan City Jail – Women’s Facility
  • The Social Development Center (Center for Street Children)
  • The Girls’ Home and The Provincial Jail

Christmas Family Day

Last December 27, 2007, the Residents had a special day with their families at the Grade School Quadrangle of the University of St. La Salle. Out of the twenty three residents, only one had no family present during the celebration.




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Address

USLS – Granada Campus, Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

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+1 (111) 222 3333
+1 (222) 333 4444