Koronadal City-DOLE-South Cotabato Field Office (SCFO) successfully conducted its “Project Angel Tree” to forty-four (44) profiled “child laborers” from the Barangays of General Paulino Santos, Zone I and II, this city.

Assistant Regional Director Arlene Bisnon spearheaded the said social service which is in partnership wiith the City Government of Koronadal and the Barangay Government Units of GPS, Zone I and II, South Cotabato Family Welfare Committee, private stakeholders and generous private sector in the province of South Cotabato.

Children were treated with gift bags filled with school supplies, rice bags, personal protective equipment against the spread of COVID-19 like face masks, soaps, and alcohol. Two lucky beneficiaries also went home with brand new smart phones for online/modular classes.

ARD Bisnon reminded the parents of the beneficiaries to look into the welfare of the children by providing their basic needs and proper education.

“DOLE provides livelihood opportunities to individual and groups that could help raise the income of these children. They just have to avail these through coordination with our partners; the barangay and local government units in their locality,” added Bisnon.

Project Angel Tree is a component of the Child Prevention and Elimination Program which provides an array of social services that range from food, clothing, educational assistance or school supplies, and even work and training opportunities made available by sponsors or benefactors (“angels”) to child laborers and their families. End/CDGamboa