Inspiring Marginalized Kids to Dream through Art

Visual Arts Association of Baybay

For Joseph, a teenager living under the care of the Social Development Center for Children (SDCC) in Tacloban City, making art is a way of expressing ones self and also a way out of poverty.

Joseph is only one of the eighteen kids and teenagers living under the SDCC, a center operated by the City Social Welfare and Development Office of Tacloban, who got the chance to attend an art workshop called “Heart to Art” from June 19-20, 2018 at Summit Hotel Tacloban.

The workshop was organized by Summit Hotel Tacloban in partnership with the Visual Arts Association of Baybay (VAAB) as part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility.

The boys of SDCC aging 5-17 years old were rescued from the streets or were abandoned and neglected by their families. Formerly, they would resort to staying in the streets of Tacloban to beg so they can provide food for themselves…

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