“Batang Malaya: Child Labor-Free Philippines”. This is the message being conveyed as the country celebrates World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) which coincides with the nation’s Independence Day.
On the 10th anniversary of this occasion, the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) will organize and host an Art Contest that will support the call to end child labor on June 23 this year at its office in Quezon City.
CWC Executive Director Brenda S. Vigo said that the art contest is open to elementary and high school students who are former child workers.
Vigo further remarked that the activity aims that these children be able to express their thoughts and feelings through their art work on how to address the problem on child labor.
“The artworks of these children will be utilized in developing IEC materials and advocacy activities of the government and its social partners,” Vigo stressed.
Part of the activity program will be a lecture on child labor matters and responses to address the problems on child labor. Likewise, a tutorial lesion on art work is slated.
Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) Director Chita DG. Cilindro has been invited to be one of its resource persons and judges in the art competition. (Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns)