Children’s month activities

Fr. Marcs Castaneda, a member of the board of the Lang-ay Organization, speaking before the participants in the Provincial Dialogue for Elders and IP leaders of Mountain Province last October 30, 2019.**Roger Sacyaten

BAGUIO CITY –Activities focused on the well-being of the young through the City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC) shall be undertaken for the whole month of November.
November is celebrated as National Children’s Month coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the United Nation Convention on the Rights of Children (UN CRC), adopted in Nov 1989.
In the city, hanging of tarpaulins bearing the NCM logo, in the barangays, schools and agencies starts Nov. 1, while children got talent programs in the district and barangay levels are from Nov. 1 to 18.
The NCM kick-off program happens during the city hall flag-raising ceremony, Nov. 4, with messages to be delivered by Mayor Benjamin Magalong; Social Services, Women and Urban Poor Council Committee Chair Lilia Farinas; and other children services advocates.
A Kapihan focused on basic children concerns including survival, development, participation and protection, with concerned authorities as panelists happen at the City Social Welfare and Development Office on Nov. 5.
A lecture on protective behavior (The good and bad touch, and dental care) is given for Baguio Central School grade 1 pupils by the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Women and children’s desk, on Nov. 5.
Orientation on child-related laws and ordinances in different barangays and schools through the BCPO-WCPU, and the conduct of Children’s summit/forum run for the whole month.
Reproductive Health Forum and Film viewing for grade 6 pupils in identified schools will be given by the Health Services Office (HSO) and the Department of Education (Dep-Ed) on Nov. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22; with a Wushu Sanda Expo/Showcase on Nov. 13-15 at Camp 7, Wushu Gym.
A two-day training of Service Providers on the case management of child abuse cases shall be done through the Child and Family Services (CFSPI) at Manzanillo subdivision, Easter Road.
On Nov. 16, a one-stop free services: occupational and speech therapy consultation, psychological consultation legal advice/affidavits/notary services: dental services; basic medical check-up will be done at the CICM Home Sweet Home compound, Gov. Pack road.
Persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and their dependents will undergo lectures on no smoking/vaping on Nov. 19 to 25; with a read-a-book (to children of PDLs) on Nov. 24 to 30 at the Baguio City Jail.
On Nov. 23, the city level Children Got Talent will be showcased with contestants from the barangay winners.
On the last Sunday of November, a fun run, Run for Hope will be conducted at Burnham Park spearheaded by the Saint Louis University and Sunflower Children and Youth Wellness Center.
With the Health Services Office, a Bonjing Fair will happen in identified 7 high schools on Nov. 28-29 and Dec.2-3.
The culminating ceremony is tentatively slated on Nov. 29 at the multi-purpose hall, with a children’s mardigras along the city’s main thoroughfares and cultural presentation and showcase of talents in CFSPi, Manzanillo subdivision, Easter road.
This year’s theme is “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan
Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”**juliegfianza

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