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Child laborers' educational, food, and other wishes granted through Project Angel Tree

Child laborers' educational, food, and other wishes granted through Project Angel Tree

Thousands of child labor victims nationwide are being treated to a happy Christmas as compassionate patrons and supporters grant their wishes through the Department of Labor and Employment's Project Angel Tree, DOLE said in a statement.
Philippine Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D. Brion thanked those patrons and supporters for granting the wishes of those disadvantaged children.
"By their act, they have helped directly in our efforts to protect and advance the welfare of Filipino children under the National Program Against Child Labor through the Angel Tree, a project which represents a broad array of services being made available to child laborers and their families," Brion said.
Arturo L. Sodusta, labor undersecretary for Policy, Programs, and International Affairs, said the Bureau of Women and Young Workers in Manila spearheaded a gift-giving activity dubbed "Angel Kisses" granting the wishes of around 100 child labor victims on December 21, 2006.
Cynthia Cruz, director of the said bureau, also acknowledged the support rendered by the CARE Foundation, the Visayan Forum Foundation, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, and patrons and supporters in making Christmas 2006 a happy and hope-filled occasion for those kids.
The wishes of the project's beneficiaries granted by patrons in the National Capital Region included educational and livelihood assistance, new clothes, medicines, and food for the traditional Christmas Eve Noche Buena.
Nationwide, DOLE regional offices are also engaged actively in linking up with patrons and supporters, and making the wishes of those child-laborers for a better life to be realized, Sodusta said.
"Project Angel Tree endeavors to uplift the economic and social conditions of child-laborers and their families, with the DOLE serving as a 'broker' or a bridge between child-laborers in need of assistance, and those able to extend the assistance needed," Sodusta said.
Interested groups and individuals that want to take part in Project Angel Tree may call the tel. 528-0119 or visit the nearest DOLE Regional Office in their areas.


Updated : 2021-04-14 01:45 GMT+08:00