Last Valentines Day, February 14, 2018, Called to Rescue Philippines made a special treat for some kids under the care of DSWD. The kids had an awesome day at Kidzania, a place where children can have fun and educational entertainment.
At Kidzania, children were given a boarding pass for two and a half hour and Kidzos worth 50 to start with their adventure at the facilities. You know, it was such a lovely sight to see them lining up with so much joy an excitement. As most of them were all there for the first time.
These kids may look young but their traumatic experiences maybe too much for them to handle. Human trafficking has been rampant not only in other countries, sadly, the number here in Philippines is already fast growing fast like wild mushroom anywhere. Children has basic needs that should be met not to be deprived.
Mr. Anthony Pangilinan, the Officer-in-charge of Called to Rescue Philippines shared a short message to the children, "Mahal kayo ng Diyos". And my heart was so overwhelmed how these children still manage to smile and believe that God is in control.
After on- job-immersive Kidzania activities, the kids and the DSWD workers went down to the theater for a short program prepared for them. They were song numbers where the kids even sang along with our talented local singers.
The program may have ended but the happiness that you can feel from these children is priceless. It may be just a day of work and play at Kidzania, but this will surely be treasured in their pure hearts.
The Philippines is now becoming a nest of human traffickers, where most victims are coming from less fortunate families. As the social media and technology advancement helps in so many ways, the dark side of using it to pushing human trafficking online is what's really happening now. They use children as their sex object to make money without their conscience.
We might see some incident on the street of a child being dragged by someone...we can also do our part. Be it a parent who are sometimes even the ones marketing their children to prey. We can make a move and dial the number that can somehow save a life or two. We can save them one at a time. So sad, that some children would need to be rescued from their own parents.
Called To Rescue is a non-profit worldwide organization given to rescuing minor children from sex trafficking, violence and abuse.
The three main thrusts of Called to Rescue Philippines are:
1. CTR are dedicated to prevent child trafficking through education and training of youth of all ages and their parents as well.
2. CTR are dedicated to the child until he/she has experienced healing.
3. CTR are dedicated to spreading awareness about child trafficking, and ways to rescue children who are victims of this crime.
Called to Rescue, mission is to mitigate child trafficking by rescuing children, rehabilitating them, and spreading awareness about our cause.
Called to Rescue is a non-profit, worldwide organization founded by Dr. Romine in 1988 which aims to rescue of minor children from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse.
Yes, human trafficking is happening here. Do not play deaf or blind. Do your part and save lives.