Tambayan is a Cebuano term for hangout or a place for

rendezvous. The word tambayan is aptly used in street

children lingo commonly referred to a place some

where in streets where they converge for social interaction

• where street girls can be themselves,

• where their need for peer-group bonding is accepted,

• where they can talk with supportive adults regarding issues

• and a space where they can develop self-confidence and

that they confront as girls and adolescents, heal traumas of abuse,

• where they can be aware of their risk taking behaviour and

become empowered to take control over their lives, rebuild

it and live in dignity and free from abuse and exploitation 


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