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Child laborers in Antique get P300K aid

SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) -- Child laborers in this province received a total of P300,000.00 in educational cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6.

Through their parents and guardians, a hundred children involved in labor across six municipalities secured P3,000.00 each from the social welfare department for their educational needs.

Seventeen of this number come from Laua-an town, 18 from Barbaza, 14 from Tobias Fornier, 15 from Hamtic, 14 from Valderrama, and 22 from Sibalom.

The distribution of cash aid form part of DSWD’s efforts to put an end to child labor by helping young laborers with their expenses at school.

The release of which was held in time with the celebration of the 2023 World Day Against Child Labor in Antique through a capacity building on “SHIELD” Against Child Labor Program on June 7.

SHIELD, or the Strategic Helpdesks for Information, Education, Livelihood, and Other Developmental Services, seeks to withdraw children from the worst forms of child labor through holistic and immediate community interventions.

In a message, DSWD 6 Regional Director lawyer Carmelo N. Nochete expressed support to the National Council Against Child Labor (NCACL) in eliminating child labor and achieving a just and humane society for young people.

Vice Governor Engr. Edgar D. Denosta and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Lazaro G. Petinglay also pledged the provincial government’s support in putting an end to the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) in Antique. (AGP/BPS/PIA Antique/Photos courtesy of DSWD 6)

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