THE first facility in the country that will exclusively take care of children with disabilities (CWDs) will open next month in Quezon City.
Thus, the parents of the city’s CWDs will no longer have worry about what institution will exclusively take care of their CWDs.
The facility called “Kabahagi Resource Center” is a project of Vice Mayor Josefina G. Belmonte, who said Kabahagi is the first CWD facility in the country.
She said she personally conceptualized Kabahagi.
The center is funded by the vice mayor’s office with support from the city’s barangays and some city government offices, some national government agencies, people’s organizations, medical professionals and other members of the private sector. “I feel we lack programs for children with disabilities. We seriously lack services that we should have long been providing to them, so it came to my mind that Quezon City should have a center or facility for children with disabilities,” Belmonte said in a mixture of English and Filipino.