December 22, 2017– It has become a common sight among pedestrians and commuters: kids no taller than five feet, most of them unsupervised, either roam around the streets or hitch a jeepney ride to ask strangers for food or change to spare.
Poverty has hindered these children from having access to a balanced meal at home, getting proper education, and more—factors that make up their set of rights.
With the country’s child poverty incidence at 31.4 percent, kids in marginalized communities need help more than ever in having their rights protected for a bright future.
With community involvement, anyone can do their part in protecting the rights of the Filipino children. Project PEARLS, a non-profit organization, helps the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines by giving them peace, education, aspiration, respect, love, and smiles.
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