Even with developments and progress, many Filipino children are deprived of their basic rights. They are still facing hardships and fragility, perhaps partly rooted in culture, that impede their survival, growth, preservation, and involvement.
A Long Way
The Philippines has gone a long way when it comes to recognizing the rights of children. Fine examples are the important laws passed, advancement of child-related services, and making the other avenues that promote children’s participation more accessible. They can now be heard and opportunities to reach out to people and agencies are there. There are also agencies that focus on children’s health and well-being
We’re All In This Together
SPECS Foundation is in the middle of all this. Part of our mission is to see to it that children’s lives, along with their families, become empowered. So, together with DSWD caseworkers and barangay officials in related capacity, we regularly talk about strengthening child welfare in the community through services and systems.
This ongoing lockdown kept many children away from schools as they go through module-based learning. The situation puts them at high risk of online abuse, unaddressed emotional & mental health issues, and other pursuits that are crucial for their physical and emotional growth.
We Need Your Help
When civil society, corporations, and other entities are engaged and committed to creating a child-friendly environment, the kids can grow and reach their full potential. Let’s not lose any generation to hunger or economic challenges. We cannot do this alone. We need your help.