In celebration of this year’s 28th National Children’s Month, the Department of Labor and Employment – Davao del Sur Field Office in coordination with PESO Digos conducted “Project Angel Tree” under the DOLE Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP).

The beneficiaries were 30 child laborers from Brgy. Dolo, Bansalan, Davao del Sur and 25 child laborers from Brgy. Aplaya, Digos City, Davao del Sur whom were profiled by DOLE in 2019.

DOLE Davao Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo said, “this 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 that we refer to as ‘angels’ who help our child laborers and their families. “

It aims to improve the economic and social conditions of child laborers and their families and increase the number of allies and advocates of child labor prevention and elimination.

Parents and/or guardians of the child laborer beneficiaries acted as representatives to claim the goodie bags filled with: rice, grocery items, school supplies, toys, vitamins, treats, and PPEs.