Youth Leadership Development
Youth leadership development is encouraged through a series of activities that are founded on the child-to-child approach and children's participation.
The program aims to train children and youth to be socially responsible leaders and advocates of children's rights. The methods and modules used in some of these activities are documented in this manual
Youth changemakers are how Bahay Tuluyan refers to youth who have satisfactorily completed leadership development training and are then guided to more active roles.
The program aims to enable youth to lead awareness-raising about issues that affect children in the Philippines and work to create child-friendly communities among their own peers.
Independent Living Skills
The Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) targets youth ages 15-22, and the modules include a variety of useful topics.
It aims to empower youth to develop improved independence, social responsibility and personal development.
Self Reliance & Social Enterprise
The Social Enterprise and Self Reliance program aims to enable youth to be more self-reliant as well as enable Bahay Tuluyan to generate income to increase its financial sustainability.
For social enterprise involvement, youth are given opportunities to do on-the-job training as Social Enterprise Youth Associates (SEYA) in Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe and the Makabata Nature Farms. They are also invited to participate in the other social enterprises of Bahay Tuluyan.
For self-reliance development, youth are trained on career preparedness and entrepreneurial skills. SEYA graduates are assisted to transition into formal employment or education after graduation.