Hope for Children Recovering from Illegal Drugs

Bidlisiw Foundation, Inc., through the help of VOICE and HIVOS and close partnership with Mandaue City Taskforce Hope and BADAC (Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council), started the Community-Based Recovery Program last December, 2017. This pilot-test program, which focuses on the recovery of children engaged in illegal drugs, is first in the Philippines.

Children had already joined Sportsfest activity, last May 2018, where they undergone series of games geared to build trust among children, project staff and facilitators. These children have attended the first three of 20 sessions, conducted by volunteer Facilitators on a weekly basis from July to November, 2018.