Creation of Council for the Welfare of Children urged

Creation of Council for the Welfare of Children urged

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The request is the top agenda in a list of 13 recommendations submitted by Climaco to the mayor as a result of her 21-day scholarship grant in the United States dubbed International Visitor Leadership Program themed "Grassroots Democracy" from Nov. 11-Dec. 2.

The creation of the Council on the Welfare of Children (CWC) is provided under the Children’s Welfare Code enacted by Zamboanga City early this year. It is the group that heads and is the umbrella organization of all associations looking after the welfare of children.

The city’s street and urban working children problem should be addressed with long-term solutions through the creation of the council, she stressed.

The City Government in coordination with other agencies and non-government organizations is exerting all effort to address the problem on street children. The creation of the CWC is expected to hasten the efforts, the vice mayor added.

She likewise appealed to the advocates to support in the call for the creation of the CWC. (SE)

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