WYAAP Welcomes HDC Graduates


WYAAP staff and volunteers with Project Pearls and their HDC graduates


World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) held the final session of its summer run of the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) on May 18, 2017, at Helping Land, Tondo, Manila, Philippines.

WYAAP staff, interns and volunteers held a graduation ceremony for the students who attended the HDC classes every Tuesday and Thursday from April 25 to May 16, 2017. The summer batch of the HDC was made possible in partnership with Project PEARLS, a non government organization dedicated to empowering communities through education, nutrition and healthcare services.


HDC Instructors with the students


The instructors for this HDC batch were WYAAP staff Mary Imbong and Zarina San Jose, WYAAP intern alumna Mimille Guzman, along with current WYAAP interns Dania Sario and Maki Macabato.

Throughout the sessions, students were taught the importance of the recognition of their dignity in order to foster habits of healthy living, good decision-making skills, and a strong sense of meaning and purpose. The class was composed of 30 students aged 7 – 16 years old, and each session was a mix of discussions, games and activities for the kids.


Students of the HDC during class


The HDC is an educational program of World Youth Alliance that focuses on encouraging students to understand their dignity as human beings. It aims to guide the students to a path wherein understanding this dignity, they would be able to nurture habits that would develop their way of living and worldview.

WYAAP would like to extend its gratitude to the founder of Project PEARLS, Ms. Malissa Villa, her family, and her growing team of staff and volunteers for helping bring the curriculum to the children of Helping Land.

Bring HDC to your school or community. Send an email to asiapacific@wya.net today.