Thirteen (13) residents of the National Training School for Boys (NTSB) graduated from Jose Fabella Memorial School (JFMS) in Tanay, Rizal Province last March 15 with the theme “Kabataang mula sa K-12, Tagapagdala ng Kaunlaran sa Bansang Pilipinas.”
These residents are children-in-conflict with the law (CICLs) who are undergoing rehabilitation in the NTSB, a residential institution managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A.
The NTSB provides protection and parental care to CICLs to help them through rehabilitation in a residential setting and prepare them for successful adjustment with their family and community after discharge.
DSWD IV-A Regional Director Leticia Diokno congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to continue valuing their education and the other opportunities being provided to them while in the center.
Dir. Diokno further encouraged the graduates to engage in skills training, which will be useful for them once they are discharged from the NTSB.
Dr. Genia Santos, the schools division superintendent, shared to the graduates the importance of the new K-12 curriculum and how it will prepare them for better opportunities once they graduate.
One of the graduates extended his gratitude to their teachers and the staff of the NTSB for helping children like them in honing their skills. He also reminded the other graduates to continue working hard for their education.
Meanwhile, 16 NTSB residents completed junior high school from JFMS this March 2016.# with reports from JGCaño