President Benigno S. Aquino III will spread the cheer and joy of the season with Filipino street children and indigenous peoples at the Pasko ng Batang Pinoy that will be held at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Thursday, December 22.
The President, who will be joined by Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman, will address the 1,500 participants and their families who are expected to attend the event.
The Pasko ng Batang Pinoy Project is organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the local government units and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) of the National Capital Region.
The program aims to provide homeless street families with social preparation modules to prepare them for possible permanent shelter supported with access to income-generating opportunities; livelihood assistance and opportunities through the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) program; educational assistance for street children and alternative education to other members of the family; and health and nutrition services and other support interventions through LGUs and partner NGOs.
The DSWD said, this will help in the agency’s advocacy of achieving “zero” street children, street families and Bajaws in 10 priority areas in Metro Manila.