/ 19 September 2023

THE KOREA International Cooperation Agency set up a Girls Education Center in a bid to improve the quality of life of impoverished girls living in Palo town and Tacloban City in Leyte province.

KOICA Country Director Kim Eunsub led the inauguration of the center on September 14. Among the guests in the inauguration were Department of Education Undersecretary Gina Gonong and Assistant Secretary G.H. Ambat and Dr. Choi Mee Young of the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office Jakarta.

The center is one of the key components of KOIKA’s project with UNESCO Jakarta called “Better Life for Out-of-School Girls to Fight Poverty and Injustice in the Philippines.”

“The GEC is envisioned to be a one-stop educational hub where ALS (Alternative Learning System) learners of Tacloban City and surrounding areas in Leyte will be able to avail holistic support and opportunities to improve their lives through continuing learning and life skills training under the ALS program,” the organization said.

The construction of the center was completed in March.

The organization also provided amenities, equipment and furniture for the center.