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2019 Girl – Child Week Celebration integrates fun in learning for kids and adults

 

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) teamed – up with the Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. for a fun – filled 2019 Girl – Child Week activity entitled “Forum on Newly-Enacted Child Protection Laws and Its implications to Girl – Children” last March 29 at the Museo Pambata, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.”

 

Girl Child Week 2019

Photo caption: Children and adult participants from various child-focused organizations
pose together with the CWC and Museo Pambata Organizing Team

 

The Girl-Child Week is observed every fourth week of March by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 759 series of 1996. This year’s theme “Tayo Para sa Kanya: The 2019 Girl-Child Week Celebration” advocated for the continuous promotion and protection of child rights by adults, service providers, the parents as the duty-bearers, and by the children themselves.

Children and adults from various organizations such as the Gems Heart Outreach Development, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Laura Vicuna Foundation, Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, DSWD – 4Ps, Unang Hakbang Foundation, and ERDA Foundation participated in the said Forum.

The activity aimed to empower children with knowledge on the newly – enacted child protection laws such as The First 1,000 Days Law discussed by Rea Saludadez-Bagagunio of the National Nutrition Council, the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act discussed by Mx Mar Balibago of UNICEF Philippines, and the Philippine Mental Health Law discussed by Mikkee Dela Pena of the Unilab Foundation.

 

Girl Child Week 2019 1Photo caption: Mx Mar Balibago of UNICEF Philippines warming –up the participants by asking “knowledge – type” questions while determining their level of awareness/ understanding about HIV and AIDS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Forum incorporated fun in awareness – raising on the concerns affecting all children as they enjoyed a museum tour. Participants explored the Museo Pambata which featured hands-on exhibits on Kalikasan, Creepy Crawlers, Old Manila, Pamilihang Bayan, and My Body Works among others.

 

 Girl Child Week 2019 3Photo caption: Participants from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines find their way out in one of the mazes inside the My Body Works exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Child Week 2019 2

Photo caption: Children and adults visit the Kalikasan exhibit which displays a simulated rice field in the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Museo Pambata boasts not only of being the first of its kind children’s museum in the country, but also with its various advocacies for children such as their Mobile Library, A.T.E. (Ako, Tayo, Para sa Edukasyon) Academy and Pasyal Museo.

 

 

 

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Celaine Cabrera
Public Affairs and Information Office
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Telephone No.: 781-1039 local 1005/ 1006

 

 

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