Drawing contests and other games were part of the festivities children in a CCF Philippines project had on Oct. 17 as part of National Children’s Day.
The event, held in Bacolod, promoted the rights of children and maternal health. More than 200 children in CCF’s programs joined members of the Gender and Development Council (GAD), city officials and child-focused civil society organizations in the celebration.
CCF, together with World Vision and the Educational Research Development Assistance Foundation, has a project in the Philippines called Combating Child Labor Through Education: The ABK 2 Initiative (Pag-aaral ng Bata Para Sa Kinabukasan). CCF, the GAD Council and the Child Labor Education Task Force in Bacolod work together to advocate the end of child labor incidents and promote education for all children. During the event, the groups held discussions on the rights of children.
The event was a way to take part in the Stand Up and Take Action – a global call to action against poverty from Oct. 17-19 organized by the United Nations. The U.N.’s annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was also Oct. 17