Renovaton of Training Rooms and Livelihood Training Programs for abused women and girls housed in Marillac Hills.
Marillac Hills is a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) shelter for women and children who were victims of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and cyber sex . It is also a safe haven for children in conflict with the law. DSWD is the social welfare arm of the government, which however badly needs assistance from the private sector.
Marillac Hills houses 180 - 220 girls, age ranging from 7 to 22 years old, coming from different parts of the country, majority from Luzon. Most of the perpetrators are family members, leaving the victims nowhere to go once their case is finished. Thus, the girls need to learn how to be independent and education is key. Due to safety reasons, the girls cannot go outside of Marillac. Education and training has to be brought to them inside the shelter.
In RY 2017-2018 - Rotary Club of Metro Aurora, through its flagship project, Aurora - The Victims to Victors program, brought skills training on housekeeping and food processing to the wards of Marillac Hills,with the assistance of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). To sustain this and for more extensive training, the girls need training rooms inside Marillac.
The Project proposal includes the
a.Renovation of two rooms in the compound: 1 for housekeeping training and 1 kitchen for baking, cookery and food processing.
b.Conduct of skills development training for housekeeping and cookery, baking and food processing with the assistance of the TESDA.
The Skills training program is aimed to provide the wards with employable skills. The Training program shall run for one year and shall involve a total of 50 wards. The club will continue to monitor and mentor the wards and link them to job opportunities.