Family life of an urban poor household and the benefits of becoming an NSTP host family


Center for Social Concern and Action

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Conference Proceeding

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DLSU Research Congress 2020

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This qualitative study aims to describe in detail the family life, relationships and resource management strategies of an NSTP Host Family. Three (3) home visits cumulatively lasting eleven hours (11) were made to observe the family and interview the mother who served as the primary research participant. Results reveal that the host family has issues and challenges that hinder them from attaining a better quality of life. The lack of material and non-material resources and the negative family subsystem dynamics were seen as detrimental to the family’s attainment of their goals. The family’s involvement with the local organization’s educational programs and activities affected the individual children who became tutees in the regular tutorial programs conducted in the barangay by the DLSU NSTP-CWTS students. The tutees obtained higher grades in school and gained more self-confidence through the help and inspiration given by their tutors. The partnership of the local organization and DLSU in addressing the need of indigent families for supplementary learning activities has been proven effective through the impact evaluation made by DLSU. However, interventions should still be constantly examined to ensure that they are enabling, sustainable, gender-sensitive and responsive to the specific needs of the beneficiaries in various family life stages and context.



Family, Life Course, and Society | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Poor families—Philippines; Low-income students—Philippines; Education—Parent participation—Philippines

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