Cases of Online Sex Exploitation of Children, especially in poverty-stricken areas, cases of HIV-AIDS, and Drug Addiction are constantly increasing in the Philippines. GMA Church of the Nazarene and the Southern Tagalog District envision to provide a safe place for children and youth in the community, where the church and the district can minister to children and youth. The center will provide a continuum of biblical, quality, culturally sensitive, child, youth and family-focused programming designed to meet the needs of children, youth and their families experiencing or at risk of abuse, neglect, emotional disturbances, HIV-AIDS and substance abuse. This facility will also serve as a training center for the District, providing trainees both theoretical and practical trainings.
This project is on the Southern Tagalog District. This is adding a second floor to the existing one story church building. The first floor will be classrooms, counselling rooms, and training rooms. The second floor will serve as the worship and social hall. This project will also provide additional facilities to the church that currently ministers regularly to more than 200 children from poverty-stricken families, more than a hundred youth, and more than a hundred drug addicts.