Youth Leaders Mark International Youth Day with Anti-Bullying Campaign

Date: 08/12/2015

Quezon City -- Sponsored youth leaders from Children International-Quezon City joined this year's International Youth Day celebration with a school- and community-based anti-bullying campaign. At least 300 sixth grade students of San Antonio Elementary School, along with teachers, school heads, CI staff, and community officials gathered for the celebration.

Raising placards with powerful anti-bullying messages done by sponsored youth and the students themselves, the kids paraded around the community to promote awareness and civic engagement.

One of the highlights of the event was a symbolic signing of the “Declaration of Commitment on the Implementation of RA 10726 (Anti-Bullying Act of 2013)” which is now displayed within school grounds. Representatives among students, teachers, parents, community officials, and the youth signed the commitment.

Prior to the event, a youth-led seminar-workshop on the localization of Republic Act 10726 (Anti-Bullying Act of 2013) was held in the same school. All of these initiatives were made possible by CI's yearly Youth Empowerment Fund, which provides sponsored youth the opportunity to design and implement need-based projects benefiting their respective communities.

“I’m thankful that they are doing this project in our school. There will be less instances of kids being harmed," said sponsored child Carlito, a student in this school. He believes the project will serve as a good reminder for them to let respect prevail over bullying. #