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Dynamic Teen Company (DTC) was established in 1997 by Efren Penaflorida Jr. and his former classmates. Efren Penaflorida Jr has been named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year for his work to bring education to poor children in the Philippines. The programmes of DTC focus on learning and to develop talent and social consciousness of the (street) children and youth. The programmes of DTC are continuously being replicated in other parts of the Philippines. 

Education for Street children and Youth

Dynamic Teen Company (DTC) was established in 1997 by Efren Penaflorida Jr. and his former classmates. DTC initiated the idea of the ‘Kariton Klasrum’ (pushcart classroom) a programme inviting (street) children and youth to a weekly learning session. In addition, DTC runs three programmes that are also all designed to encourage children and youth to enroll in formal education, to enhance their joy in learning and to secure they continue to go to school. All programmes support the children during their studies and finally to find a job or to set up their own business. DTC also provides school supplies, tutoring, meals and health checks to the children and youth in the age of about 5 t0 14 years old.

Period: July 2015 – July 2017
Goal: to support 800 (street) children and youth to enroll in formal education and/or to give support to ensure they continue to go to school.
 

Kesz supports street children


"One is never too young to do something"
Kesz from the Philippines won the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2012. As a little boy, Kesz lived on the streets and the dumpsite of Cavite City. After Kesz was rescued by a social worker, he decided to help other street children. He teaches them about their rights and how to care for themselves and stay healthy. KidsRights supports Kesz with a project fund of €100,000, for three projects in the Philippines who are all committed to improve the life of street children.

The rights of street children


Worldwide, millions of children are living on the streets forced by causes such as poverty and domestic violence. Children have the right to a safe and secure environment, hygienic conditions, access to education and health care. Living on the streets is dangerous; there is violence, abuse and little hygiene.


 
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