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Friday, February 26, 2016

Plan International launches “Gawad Gabay”

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Feb. 26 (PIA) --- Plan International Philippines, in its continuous effort to promote positive discipline among children, will launch on Monday, February 29,  the search for model homes, schools and communities that are promoting positive and non-violent discipline to children. The event will take place at the Naga City People’s Hall, City Hall compound, here.

The historic event, dubbed “Gawad Gabay” which stands for “Galing sa pag alalay ng mga bata para sa MAgandang BuhaY”  aims to document the best practices and advocacies being implemented at home, in school and in the communities by various stakeholders and showcase its positive impact on the lives of its target recipients- the children.

Invited partakers include parents, teachers, civil society organizations (CSOs) members, children and youth association heads, local government units (LGUs) and individuals who are practicing and promoting discipline in children without causing them harm.

The search is part of the Collective Action to Promote Non-Violent and Protective Society for Children Project and is being supported by the European Union. Plan International also forged a partnership with the Philippine Legislator’s Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) and Lihok Pilipina Foundation (LPF) in promoting the said campaign.

Adan Kristoffer Monterde, Plan International Project Officer said that the initiative of pushing on with the search is to  generate public awareness among the various stakeholders, especially those who have a direct interaction with children regarding their right to be protected against any violent form of discipline.

The search will cover the following areas:  Quezon City ; Naga City and the town of Pili in Camarines Sur; Lagawe and Lamut, Ifugao; Talisay and Cebu Cities; Alabel, Saranggani Province and Llorente and Maydolong in Eastern Samar.

Plan International Inc. Project Manager on Positive Discipline Project Jayson Lozano will brief the participants regarding the search’s rationale and the award’s objective.  The Gawad Gabay award logo will be explained by Child Rights Network Convenor Jun Almocera.  The awards mechanics and criteria will be delivered by City Social Welfare Officer Evangeline Manalo.

Other dignitaries who are expected to grace the occasion include Department of Education Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs, USEC Alberto Muyot, European Union Delegation Program Officer Eidhr Margarito Raynera and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office V Regional Director Arnel Garcia. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)    

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/861456449305/plan-international-launches-gawad-gabay-#sthash.6vUyHgWQ.dpuf

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