CEBU CITY, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- The 27th National Children's Month celebration led by the Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) kicked off on Nov. 9, 2019 at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7) office here.
This year's celebration carries the theme, "Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan (Children's Rights: Uphold, Respect, and Fulfill to a Better Future)."
This is anchored on the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Children (UN CRC) and the 3rd National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) Goals which are to progressively realize the rights of the children.
During the kick-off activity, participants from the various sectors had the recitation of "Panatang Makabata", a discussion on Inclusive Education and Online/Digital Safety for Children participated by the selected children from the Department of Education (DepEd), Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), Forge Inc. Children's Legal Bureau (CLB), World Vision, RCWC council members and Child Development Workers.
For the month-long celebration, the Council for the Welfare of Children has prepared activities such as the conduct of Advocacy/Media Fora, Children's Summit, Installation of Children's Art Corner, Holding of Interactive Science Exhibit for Kids, conduct Traditional Games for Filipino Children, conduct of Puppet/Film Showing, Installation of Photo Booth for Children and the Installation of Kids Freedom Wall and doing various TV and Radio guestings to intensify public awareness on the rights of children and remind all sectors of the community to be responsible in protecting the Filipino children at all cost.
On Nov. 28, to culminate the 2019 NCM celebration, a Regional Children's contest will be held to showcase the talents of children from different cities and municipalities of Central Visayas. (hfg with report from DSWD-7)