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CWC to Host Art Contest in Celebration of the World Day Against Child Labor

“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.

“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)

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