Education, Society

Hundreds of children to gather for citywide congress

November 3, 2016 By

The Council of Welfare for Children is set to hold a citywide Children’s Congress in line with the celebration of National Children’s Month this November.

The forum aims to identify and address the concerns and issues facing children in Davao City these days.

Gina Molon, children and youth focal person of the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), said the forum will also serve as an avenue for children to be heard as they are expected to articulate their thoughts and feelings about the things that are happening around them.

“The children’s statements would serve as the basis for city officials to come up with appropriate interventions and address the issues relating to them,” she said.

The congress will also accommodate children from other parts of Mindanao. The CSSDO expects between 300 to 400 children to attend the congress.

The forum will also serve as an opportunity to assess the programs and services for children in 2015.

With the theme, “Kalidad: Edukasyon para sa lahat ng bata”, the congress will take place on November 21 to November 23 at the Grand Menseng Hotel.

In preparation for the congress, all villages in Davao City are also conducting their own congresses.

The celebration of Children’s Month will start on November 7. Davao City was recently awarded the 2015 Most Child-Friendly City under the highly-urbanized category. CIO