Nearly 700 school supplies and t-shirts were given to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) aged 3-5 years old who joined the mass feeding activity conducted at the Housing and Resettlement Project located in Barangay Boganga, Marawi City on November 12, 2019.

The integrated activities were implemented by the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) through the Child and Youth Welfare Program (CYWP) with the help of the City Social Welfare and Development Office of Marawi.

Barangay Boganga was chosen by MSSD with the recommendation of the City Social Welfare and Development Office of Marawi since it is the most vulnerable community which is less accessible to get help from other agencies because it is nearby to ground zero.

CYWP Specialist, Kay Lintongan reminded the social workers in Marawi area to give their extra attention on the plight of the children in ground zero, “We are doing our best to strengthen the capacity of the social workers in handling the case management on the children not only in the evacuation areas of Marawi but also on all vulnerable areas of BARMM.” she added.

This is conducted in celebration with the 27th National Children’s Month this November which focuses on the rights of the child carrying the theme “Karapatang Pambata: Patuloy na Pahalagahan at Gampanan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan.”

The purpose of the activity was to commemorate the adoption of the United Nations, 30th  Convention on the Rights of the Child in seeking to instil its significance in the Filipino consciousness about the declaration and to ensure that the government is protecting the children’s rights in facing the challenges in the environment.