Sitio Bakal is a remote community of roughly 300-400 households located within Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, Philippines. It is situated near San Mateo River which serves as a border between Quezon City and Rizal Province. Based on data from the National Poverty Commission and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, it is one of the most marginalized urban communities within Metro Manila.Students in the sitio walk a considerable distance to get to their schools in the Barangay proper. The poorly lit walkway also posed as a security threat for children. The community also lacks equitable access to clean and safe water because the primary source of water is a privately-owned single hand pump located at the center of the community. These factors prompted GNIP to make Sitio Bakal a strategic area of intervention with the ultimate goal of ensuring the wellbeing of residents, particularly of children in the area.