This project started in 2014 to help children in residential facilities gain social skills which can help them in the process of their reintegration to their family and community.
Dance lessons are conducted for select children-beneficiaries from ACTION’s partner residential care facilities namely Jireh Children’s Home (Jireh) , International Children’s Advocate – Nino’s Pag-asa Center, Preda Home for Girls, Preda Home for Boys, Tayo ang Tinig at Gabay (TATAG), Olongapo City Social Welfare and Development’s (CSWDO) Center for Youth (CFY) and Social Development Center (SDC).
Recently, the project has come to include participants from partner communities supported by ACTION.
After months of training, the children showcase their skills in a recital and exhibition organized by ACTION. The beneficiaries’ abilities were also demonstrated when select children, a total of 5 girls, were able to participate in the dance competition called J-Pop in July 2015, an annual dance competition organized by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. Through this competition, the children proudly showcased the dance skills they have learned from attending Dance no Chikara.