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■Important gift (2010/12/29)

The Philippine is one of the few Catholic countries in Asia. We start preparing for Christmas from September. Everybody here in the Philippines is looking forward for this season.

This year, KnK worked for special project in Christmas season.
This project is organized and facilitated by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with the collaboration of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), all Local Government Units (LGU), NGOs and private companies such as Jollibee, SM Foundation, National Bookstore and all others.


Event place

The name of the project is Paskong Ligtas Sa Batang Kalyewhichmeans “a safe Christmas season for street children”, wherein all the above mention agencies should work hand-in-hand for the safeness of all street children in Metropolitan. And for the coming years, a much comprehensive plan for street children with appropriate intervention and referral to the community where they belong.

As for KnK-Philippines, working with street children is one of our banner programs. We conducted activities such as complex profiling of street children in our areas in Balintawak and so on. Our part of the project is more on the technical assistant, while the counterpart of the government is more on resources like snacks and transportation for children and materials (art materials, books, etc.) if necessary.
During the intake interview of children, our KnK-CAYO (Children And Youth Organization) leaders supported us.


Big smile !!

Usual activity of KnK

Last Sunday December 19, KnK together with the street children were chosen to joined in the studio of GMA 7 TV Network. Here, our children were given gifts by the famous actors/actresses in the Philippines and a hundred bags full of gifts and other learning materials that we distributed to all the children.

Children were all excited as it is the first time for them to see these actors/actresses closely and given gifts by them. And also one 14-year-old girl spoke to us “we are happy to have these gifts but KnK itself is an important gift for us as you take care of us and bringing us here.”


Street Children who are waiting
foods distribution

Interview

Those street children are under the risk of violence and getting involved in incidents. It is also said that they often get hurt by prejudice and discrimination. We will continue being with them so that they can keep hope for the future in their mind.

 

Reported by Yuriko Hisano (Project Coordinator)
 
 
 
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