A RISING DILEMMA IN BARANGAY POBLACION 3 TANAUAN CITY, BATANGAS
Out of School Youth in Barangay Poblacion 3, Tanauan City Batangas
Out-of-school youth has been a problem not only in the Barangay but in our country as well. These youths face dim employment prospects and uncertain futures. Out-of-school youth are broadly defined as the youths aged 6 - 16 who are not in school, considered bum and lacking basic skills. Reasons cited for dropping-out are mostly poverty related. Another arising reason is the youth’s laziness and lack of self confidence to attend school. While basic education is free, many poor families are unable to finance the ancillary school needs of their children. Deprived of completing high school education, the out-of-school youth are further marginalized from acquiring technical skills.
As mandated by the law, technical education in the Philippines is a post secondary course. The continuing inability of many poor young people to complete basic education and/or undertake technical education, consign them to the vicious cycle of poverty. Their lack of education constrains their access to better-paying jobs or ability to succeed in entre-preneurial pursuits, all of which require higher degree of literacy. Workers with solid founda-tion in technical education, have better chances of landing jobs.
According to the Socio Economic Profile of Barangay Poblacion 3 as of 2011, there is a total population of 4104 people residing within the Barangay. Approximately 947 out of 4104 are children ages 6-16 years old and 54.7% are recorded as out of school youth. Buod ng Resulta ng Community Based Monitoring Services (CBMS) Sarbey
KalusuganMga batang namatay na may edad 0-5 taong gulang61.7
Mga babae na namatay sanhi ng komplikasyon sa pag-bubuntis o panganganak00 Nutrisyon Mga batang may edad 0-5 taong gulang na walang sapat na nutrisyon71.2
TirahanMga sambahayan na naninirahan na walang pahintulot sa hindi pag-aaring bahay at/o lupa15216.2
Mga sambahayan na may tirahan na tagpi-tagpi202.1
Tubig at KalinisanMga sambahayan na walang pinagkukunan ng ligtas na inuming tubig849
Mga sambahayan na hindi gumagamit ng malinis na pa-likuran 384.1
Edukasyon Mga batang may edad na 6-12 taong gulang na hindi pumapasok sa mababang paaralan12119.4
Mga batang may edad na 13-16 taong gulang na hindi pumapasok sa mataas na paaralan11435.3
KitaMga sambahayan na ang kita ay mababa sa pamantayan ng kahirapan14615.6
Mga sambahayan na ang kita ay mababa sa pamantayan sa pagkain576.1
Mga sambahayan na nakaranas ng kakulangan sa pag-kain00
HanapbuhayPopulasyon na may edad 15 taong gulang pataas na walang hanapbuhay pero masigasig na naghahanap25213.9 Kapayapaan at KaayusanMga miyembro ng sambahayan na naging biktima ng krimen90.2
*SOURCE: 2011 Socio Economic Profile of Barangay Poblacion 3, Tanauan City Batangas
In the evidence stated above, it shows that more than half of the total number of the popu-lation of children ages 6-16 is not attending school. We believe that this should be considered as a major problem in the Barangay since investment on the education of the Filipino youth is essential not only to Barangay but the City’s economical growth as well. To further support this evidence, our group conducted a survey of 50 respondents in the “Sampalukan” area to assess the common reasons of teenagers regarding their decision to stay out of school. We were referred by Mr. Rene Ramilo, Barangay 3’s current Councilor that the said area consists of mostly squatters and living in makeshift houses. This area is considered as one of the poorest areas in Barangay 3 and a vast number of out of school youth resides there. The summary of the findings are as follows: Findings:
Major portion of the respondents haven’t got...