Fostering camaraderie through sports.

Last April 26, 2018, the National Training School for Boys (NTSB) launched its annual sports fest for its residents and staff.  The month-long activity aims to develop camaraderie and strengthen relationship among the residents and the staff as well. It also intends to develop sportsmanship and enhance discipline of the boy-residents and help overcome their longing for their families and loved ones.

At least 100 residents and staff of the institution are participating in the month-long activity. Participants are grouped into four teams—which are Red Team, Blue Team, Yellow Team and White Team, who will compete in various games that include basketball and volleyball.

Ms. Hayde G. Dinglasa, the center head of NTSB, in her message, emphasized to the participants that the activity is conducted mainly for the physical and skills development of each participant. However, she also stressed that the activity is also a test of maturity which can be best manifested in the practice of the values of honesty, camaraderie, teamwork and sportsmanship in each of games.

The NTSB is a residential center managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It provides rehabilitative services to male minors who are in conflict with law, mostly from the National Capital and CALABARZON regions. Each resident male minor is provided services such as education, health, home life and sports or recreational activities, like the sports fest, as part of their rehabilitation in preparation to their eventual reintegration to their respective families and communities. with report from RBCapina and HGDinglasa***