2nd GAWAD award for anti-child labor teachers on
Iloilo (15 July) -- The 2nd GAWAD Anti-Child labor Award for Teachers (ACLAT) will be launched in Iloilo on July 17, together with the launching of a book drive for child laborers.
ACLAT is a program of the ABK2 Initiative of World Vision to recognize teachers, adult para-teachers and little/peer teachers who have made remarkable contributions in preventing and eliminating child labor through education.
Daphne G. Culanag, ABK2 Initiative project director said the award is given to those who have demonstrated exemplary services in bringing the child laborers back to school and helping them finish education.
Culanag said this recognition also extends to schools that are taking active role in the elimination of child labor, including those institutions that are members of the Child Labor Education Task Forces, community Watch Groups, and Barangay Children's Associations.
To be eligible for the award, Culanag said nominees should be ABK2 teachers who have actively and effectively utilized the different inputs of the project to eliminate the worst forms of child labor in their areas.
Moreover, the award is open to all adult para-teachers and little teachers providing catch-up activities among struggling learners.
Further, all nominees should have demonstrated effective utilization of one or more of the 5 aspects of social development: research, advocacy, networking, direct service and other documentation.
The provincial launching of ACLAT will be at 2:30 P.M. at Robinson's place. (PIA6/ESS) [top]