Residents of Bahay Pag-asa Youth Center (BPYC) have clinched a spot in the prestigious Top 10 of the 12th Juvenile Justice Week’s “Songs of Journey and Hope: A Songwriting Competition” with their original composition titled “Bagong Ako” (New Me).
Representing BPYC in this national songwriting competition, resident “Red” showcased the center’s musical prowess. The event, organized by the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council, aligns with the celebration of the 12th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week.
The Juvenile Justice Week seeks to heighten the knowledge and awareness of Filipinos regarding the implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act. This year’s theme, “Nourishing Dreams, Shaping Futures: Ensuring the Right to Health and Well-being of All Children,” focuses on the importance of children’s well-being.
Moreover, the songwriting competition during JJ Week serves as a creative platform for Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) to articulate their experiences and perspectives on the implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act.
BPYC Center Head Danlyn Atanacio-Gutierrez shared, “Red learned to play the guitar here at the center and began composing songs. The entry for the songwriting competition was a collaborative effort among the children in the center.”
Beyond music, the young residents at BPYC are being tutored in beatboxing and piano playing as part of their holistic development.
To show support for BPYC’s musical endeavor, you can follow the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council’s Facebook Page and react to ENTRY #2 – BAGONG AKO by following this link: