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19th National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation 2015

In compliance with the Presidential Proclamation No. 731, series of 1996 entitled Declaring the Second Week of February of Every Year as the National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, the Department of Education (DepEd), joins the Council for' the Welfare of Children (CWC) in celebrating the 19th National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Commercial Sexual Exploitation with the theme Labanan ang Pang-Aabusong Sekswal sa mga Bata: NOW NA! from February 8 to 14, 2015.

The Celebration aims to raise awareness among service providers, children, parents, communities and the society on how to make the environment safe, protective and caring for the children.

In this regard, regional and schools division offices and schools are encouraged to support the observance of the aforementioned event and undertake the following child-related activities:
  1. Hoisting of a streamer depicting this year's theme (enclosed as Annex A);
  2. Integration of the celebration in different subject areas;
  3. Discussions on current issues involving children on how to protect themselves against sexual abuse and exploitation, in the appropriate subject areas; and
  4. Organizing of child-friendly activities, such as art contests, poster and slogan making, children's fair, and/or photo exhibit.
Expenses to be incurred relative to the conduct of activities for the said celebration shall be charged to local funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

For more information, all interested individuals may contact the Office of the Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs, Rizal Bldg., Department of Education Central Office (DepEd CO), DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos.: (02) 633-5429 and (02) 633-7205.
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