DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Dec. 08 (PIA) – The gathering of more than 400 day care children at the provincial capitol gym in the city conveyed a message to put an end against child abuse such as prostitution, child labor and crime commission.
The children accompanied by their parents and teachers from various day care centers throughout the province recently converged for the culmination of the 23rd Universal Children's Month.
With the theme"Komunidad at Pamahalaan Magkaisa, pang-aabuso sa Bata Wakasan Na," the celebration featured a fun-filled event showcasing competitions on Draw and Tell a Story, Song Solo, Modern Dance and Tula.
The showdown of talents was enthusiastically witnessed by proud parents, municipal and provincial social welfare development officers who showed all-out support to the children.
Vice-Governor Aileen Almendras shared her personal experience of how it is to be a mother that would start from birth and rearing onwards.
Almendras urged mothers to keep track on their children in school as education is the only gateway towards development.
Nobody went home empty handed since all non-winning local government units were given consolation prizes.
The three major winners of the four categories received handsome cash prizes and trophies from the provincial government of Davao del Sur.
PSWDO officer Esterlita Hermosisima is pinning hope that the next gathering would be more significant and wholesome.
The province of Davao del Sur has approximately 646 day care centers with 19,245 kids enrolled. (PLGU-Davao del Sur/Nilda S. Aniñon)