Dumaguete trains kids on children's rights
By Rachelle M. Nessia
Dumaguete City (19 October) -- More than 20 Grade 6 pupils from the ten disparity barangays identified under the Sixth Country Program for Children underwent a Capability-Building Training on Children's Rights on October 12, 2007.
The training was held to mark the Children's Month celebration this October. The two-day training focused on building on the skills of local child leaders in the ten disparity barangays in the hope of making them effective vehicles and champions of child and youth participation in their localities.
The children were accompanied by the Teacher-In-Charge from their respective schools who acted as their chaperones.
Topics during the training included Children's Rights and the Child-Friendly Movement, Child Participation, Needs Assessment and simultaneous workshops for the children and the Teachers-in-Charge.
The children participants came from the following schools of the ten disparity barangays, namely: Calinawan Elementary School, Sibulan; Malungkay Elementary School, Dauin; Damig, Kalamtukan Elementary School, Bayawan City; Salag Elementary School, Siaton; East Balabag Elementary School, Valencia; Bios Elementary School, Amlan; Sacsac Elementary School, Bacong; Luka Elementary School, Tanjay City; Sacsac Elementary School, Manjuyod; and Hinakpan Elementary School, Guihulngan. (PIA/RMN) [top]