The roll out of Project Makabata has started last November 12, 2022 at Barangay Namnama and Ganano wherein 150 children from Barangay Sagana, Bannawag Norte, Santa Rosa, Luna, Plaridel, San Isidro and Villa Gonzaga participated from the said activity as part of the Children’s Month Celebration.
The project aims to foreground the child’s welfare, health and mentality by giving away activities which enhances one’s knowledge and skills. Through his talk, a volunteer teacher, Mr. Christian Donne Hernal discussed the 10 Karapatan ng Batang Pilipino as well as the proper hygiene practice. There were also creative and fun activities with youth volunteers from which the kids learned the basics of dancing and drawing. SK Federation Lyka Angela E. Posidio and the OIC of Local Youth Development Office, Mr. Abdulmoin H. Panglima Jr. also uttered their messages about youth.
The said activity was enjoined by the different offices and organizations such as SK Federation Office, Local Youth Development Office and Council, Project Arapaap Santiago City, Rotaract Club of Santiago District 3770, Santiago City Teen Facilitators, Santiago City Scholars Association, Santiago City Balamban Cultural Dance Troupe and SAMBISIG 2022 Outstanding Kabataang Santiagueño. Project Makabata is set to visit other regions of the city such as Tanap and Diadi.