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Cathay Pacific crew to visit Negros Oriental children

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

Dumaguete City (13 October) -- Some 30 cabin crew of Cathay Pacific will arrive for a learning field visit in Oriental Negros on Monday (October 16) together with the officials of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) as partners in the promotion and protection of children’s rights.

Oriental Negros is selected to showcase some of the success programs and projects for children and women among the 19 provinces and 5 cities under the 6th Country Programme for Children.

Dubbed as “Change for Good,” the field visit of Cathay Pacific cabin crew is designed to witness and perform volunteer work at a UNICEF-assisted health centers.

The week-long visit will bring them to DAuinat the Garantisadong Pambata health center, lying-in clinic on basic emergency obstetric care facility in Sibulan, Amlan and Tanjay day care centers, Pamplona Nutrition Post, Dumaguete rehabilitation center for children in conflict with the law, and Mabinay for children and families in sugar cane farms.

The stewardesses and stewards of Cathay Pacific will also interact with the youth reporters of the Kabataan News Network here and for them to witness the young journalist in handling the television production segment of KNN Dumaguete Bureau as part of the major child rights, the Participation Rights.

Along with the celebration of Children’s Month this October, around 1,000 children from the different schoolseight local government units (LGUs) in the province participated in this year's Children and Youth Convention at Bethel Guesthouse, Dumaguete City on October 28, 2005.

According to Jennifer Catan-Tilos, Information Center Manager of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) here, the convention was held to celebrate Children's Month this October, focusing on the Child and Youth Participation Rights, which is simultaneously undertaken with other partner agencies in the province. (PIA) [top]

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