Issue of June 2, 2019
Mt. Province

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Children forced to work while studying to get school supplies
by Pigeon M. Lobien / PNA

Indigent elementary school children, who are forced to work while going to school, would get school supplies from the Department of Education-Baguio Division.

“Some 125 pupils from the Baguio Central School (BCS) and Josefa Cariño Elementary School (JCES) will be recipients of school materials from DepEd-Baguio personnel in an effort to help these kids who wake up very early to earn a living before going to school from Monday to Friday,” said Ellaine Cabuag, senior education program specialist of DepEd-Baguio.

She said the children were monitored by the Department of Labor and Employment in the city and was informed about their situation.

Both departments signed a memorandum of agreement to help in monitoring child labor incidence in all Baguio public elementary schools for intervention and assistance.

Cabuag said 78 learners from JCES and 48 from BCS, the country’s oldest public elementary school, will receive at least five notebooks, ballpoint pens, pencils, and pad papers in the gift-giving effort with help from donors.

DOLE’s “Project Angel Tree” aims to stop children from being exploited into working at an early age.

Through the project, a component of DOLE’s Child Labor Prevention and Elimination program that started in 2001, an array of social services and supplies, work, and training opportunities are made available to the parents of child laborers.

Through the project, parents are aided to provide for their family’s needs so that the children would not have to skip school or work to send themselves to school.

Children as young as six are forced to work to help their family in making ends meet by selling and doing porter jobs, among others at the city market to earn extra money.

“The kids practically work seven days a week, squeezing their studies during school days,” Cabuag said.

DepEd and DOLE have started monitoring child labor incidence in public schools and findings were based on teacher-advisers testimonies and the children themselves.

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