The Family-based Actions for Children and their Environs in the Slums (FACES) project built the capacities of families to set targets, initiate actions and provide solutions at the family, community and city levels for children living in 15 slum communities in 15 cities.

The project, implemented in 2008 and early 2009, was well documented and has been replicated the following year in 16 new cities in the Philippines. A manual in two volumes — with volume 1 as the anthology of city stories as replication guides and volume 2 as guidebook and training kit — has been published to serve as reference for further replication and upscaling.

The Local Government Academy led the project management with UN-HABITAT technical assistance and undp fundS. Major partners included the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the 15 participating cities and families.

FACES Manual 1

Volume 1: Anthology of City Stories as Replication Guides

FACES Manual 2

Volume 2: Guidebook and Training Manual