Alternative Alliance for the Marginalized Filipino Youth, Inc.
Updated Aug 16, 2011, 12:26 AM
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    Mission

    To establish and operate Centers for Development (CFD) in partnership with Local Government Units and other service providers in delivering basic literacy coupled with life skills, livelihood programs and health services to marginalized youth.

    Vision

    To be the central force in synergizing initiatives designed to transform the marginalized youth into contributors for development in their own community, region and the whole country.

    Why we need to act now

    11.6 million Filipinos ages 6 to 21 years old are out of school, 3.94 million belong to 12 to 15 years old. One in every three school-age Filipinos is out-of-school.
     
    Philippines has one of the biggest number of out-of-school children in Southeast Asia, higher even than Vietnam and Indonesia in both absolute number and relative terms.
     
    2.5 million IP children live in remote areas where public schools offer limited services. These children are unable to access education that is relevant or responsive to their own culture (Basic Education Curriculum rev. 2004), which now makes them at-risk of dropping-out of school.
     
    In the Philippines, 60,000 to 100,000 children are trafficked annually (through both cross-border and international trafficking), and most of these girls are to be sexually exploited. The Philippines also ranks fourth in the world in terms of countries with the highest number of prostituted children.

    The number of HIV/AIDS cases among 15-24 years olds nearly tripled from 41 in 2007 to 110 in 2008 (DOH: HIV/AIDS monthly report, September 16, 2009). Philippines is one of the only 7 countries with increasing HIV-AIDS cases (UNAIDS 2010)

     

     
     
     
     
     

    Commitment

    Together with our partners, AAMFY is committed to providing the marginalized youth the necessary tools to pursue their development for a self-sustaining tomorrow and to inspire them with the value of giving back to their community and country.

    How we do it

    AAMFY together with partner agencies establish self sustaining Centers for Development (CFD) which provide literacy, health and livelihood opportunities to the vulnerable and at-risk young people ages 15 to 24 living in marginalized communities. Each CFD is designed to be applicable, sustainable & scalable.

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    Programs and Services

    Literacy Program

    The CFD literacy program has 3 components: (1) DepEd Alternative Learning System Accreditation & Equivalency (ALS A&E) which allows Out of School Youths (OSY’s) to gain a high school diploma after finishing the 8 month program and passing the final exam (2) Life Skills Program using rights based approach with Financial Literacy lessons (3)Documentary videos as teaching tools.    

    Livelihood Program

    Community 2d world is a livelihood program for young people practicing fair trade principle geared towards producing world class products utilizing unique, locally sourced raw materials under the technical guidance of competent designers and entrepreneurs.

    Health Service

    AAMFY as the official partner of the Department of Health (DOH) and Commission on Population (Popcom)  in the nationwide implementation of the WHO endorsed National Standards for Adolescent Health is working towards a comprehensive provision of youth sensitive health services in each CFD.

     
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