Daraga - Philippines

currently in progress: a new community center in the Philippines

NOW OPEN: Please enjoy this video of the new center!




The Laufer Family Youth Resource and Community Center was inaugurated on February 22, 2018!

The community center provides health and educational resources for younger kids, while the youth resource center provides leadership training, job skills and other programs designed specifically for teens.

There are still opportunities for you to get involved and make a meaningful impact on kids’ lives.

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About the center

Our community campus in Daraga, Philippines, replaced a rented storefront that was woefully inadequate to care for the 7,000 children it served.

The new center features separate health and dental clinics, a library, computer center, playground and dedicated spaces for meetings and program activities — where children can learn, play and receive crucial benefits. 

Current Daraga Community Center

Large gifts and naming opportunities

Contributors who donate $1,000 or more join an exclusive group that comes with significant perks:

  • Updates on how the project is progressing and when it will be inaugurated
  • An invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony or visit the center anytime
  • Your name, or the name of someone important to you, inscribed on a plaque in the center

Another far-reaching opportunity: The chance to leave a lasting impression on the Daraga Community Center by naming one of the rooms in the facility. 

Children International community center and youth resource center buildings in the Philippines

Name a room

The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will feature the name of you or someone you love. That’s powerful stuff. If you are interested in donating, please contact us soon.


  • Youth Training Hall

    Youth training hall

    A flexible space for larger group training to support all of our programs for teens, from life skills to practical job skills.



    Computer Center

    Computer center

    A resource for our kids where they learn vital digital skills and use computers to complete their projects.



    Dental Clinic

    Dental clinic

    A vital part of providing health services, including oral health procedures that wouldn't otherwise be available to most of our kids.



    Children's Playroom

    Children's playroom

    A place for our younger kids to be kids, have fun and make connections with each other.



    Community Enrichment Hall

    Community enrichment hall

    A large space to bring the community together, engaging citizens and building relationships.



    Staff Offices

    Staff offices

    A dedicated "home base" for our hard-working staff with modern office space so they can be the most effective.



    Child and family reception hall

    Child and family reception hall

    Our first foot forward in welcoming families to our life-changing facility.



    Youth Simulation and Workshop Center

    Youth simulation and workshop center

    A place for teens to share knowledge and practice real-world applications of their learning.



    Children's playground

    Children's playground

    A flexible outdoor space for children to enjoy.


  • Nutrition Center

    Nutrition center

    Ensuring proper nutrition — an essential part of a kid's development — and a dedicated space for personalized help with diet and food preparation.

    Still available to fund!


    Youth Classroom

    Youth classroom

    Dedicated learning space for teens in our youth resources facility.





    With reading material appropriate for all ages, a key educational (and entertainment) resource for our kids and the community.



    Medical clinic

    Creating healthy kids — a key pillar of our work — and ensuring kids have access to critical medical services.



    Youth Programs and Recreation Hall

    Youth programs and recreation hall

    A large, flexible space, suitable for fun and learning as needs arise.



    Youth Reception Hall

    Youth reception hall

    The gateway to our dedicated facility for teens' programming and recreation.



    Youth Computer Center

    Youth computer center

    A lab in a dedicated facility just for teens, giving them access to a critical resource to complete projects and research.



    Letter-Writing Hall

    Letter-writing hall

    A dedicated space for kids to be in touch with their sponsors, solidifying the relationships that make CI's work possible and reminding them that somebody really cares about their future.


Questions? Contact us!

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