Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte hosts Speak Up, I'm Here program
The Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, partnered with the Bahay Pag-Asa Youth Center of Laoag and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte for the Speak Up, I'm Here program. The club and a group of psychologists and counselors held a series of psychoeducation lectures to at-risk adolescents. The lectures aimed to reintegrate adolescents into their communities with the aid of their parents.
The adolescents and their parents learned about topics ranging from mental health to suicide awareness and prevention. The parents also learned how parents could influence their children positively. The vital education of knowing oneself, coping with anger and family support plays a massive role in how a child fares in society.