Celso unveils P3.5M SDC girls’ dormitory PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 June 2013 11:18

Eight months after inaugurating the rehabilitated and improved Social Development Center (SDC) for abandoned and orphaned children at Zone 4, the City Government today unveils yet another project—the mess hall and girls’ dormitory in line with the thrust of protecting children from any and all forms of abuses.

Mayor Celso Lobregat will spearhead this afternoon the inauguration and turnover of the P3.5 million-facility located at the back of the rehabilitated SDC building.

The newly-constructed building will be exclusively for girls. It can accommodate as much as 40 clients at one time.

It was last October 2012 when the city unveiled the P1.7 million newly-rehabilitated SDC,   year after a portion of the SDC was hit by fire.

“We are formally reopening the SDC today after this was hit by fire October 21 last year and rehabilitated. This provides temporary shelter to abandoned children and very soon we will be coming back here to break ground another building costing about P3.5 million to serve as exclusive quarter for female wards and as a mess hall,” Lobregat declared during the inauguration in 2012.

Today, 8 months after, the building is complete and will be turned over to the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSDWO), the agency tasked to manage the operations of the SDC.

The SDC was a project initiated during the term of the late mother Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat in partnership with the Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID). — Sheila Covarrubias