What’s one thing that every human on earth has in common? If you said that we were all once children, then you’d be right! Children are an important part of the world’s population, and we need to ensure that they are looked after, nurtured, and loved, because let’s face it, they will probably have to look after us when we’re old!
National Children’s Month in the Philippines is an annual observance held throughout the month of November. It aims to promote and protect the rights of children, raise awareness about children’s issues, and celebrate their significance in society. This month-long event was established in 1989 to emphasize the importance of child welfare and to highlight the need for comprehensive programs and policies that support the well-being of Filipino children. In 1993, the Filipino government proclamation recognised the significance of children as an essential part of the nation’s development.
National Children’s Month is celebrated with a specific theme that focuses on particular aspects of child welfare, such as education, health, protection, and participation. Themes can change annually to address evolving issues and challenges facing Filipino children. In 2023, the theme is…….
So, what is there to do and learn during National Children’s Month? Throughout November, various government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), schools, and communities organise activities and events to promote children’s rights and well-being. These activities may include seminars, workshops, health clinics, educational campaigns, and cultural events. The month also plays a role in raising awareness about child-related issues, such as child labor, child abuse, and child trafficking. Advocacy campaigns are often launched to encourage individuals, communities, and policymakers to take action to protect and promote children’s rights. Importantly, children themselves are encouraged to participate in activities and events during the month. This inclusion helps empower them and allows their voices to be heard on matters that affect their lives.
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Finally, the Children’s DNA Discovery is a gateway to learning how your child’s genes influence who they are and what they can be. Are they risk takers? What are their learning patterns? Do they have athletic tendencies? All will be revealed with this test!
Overall, we should aim to do the very best by our precious children. Love them, raise them right, send them out into the world to be productive members of society. Celebrate your unique children during National Children’s Month and remember to provide them with as many opportunities as you can that lead to healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.