The Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC), together with KNK Philippines (Kokyo Naki Kodomotachi or Children Without Borders), organized a joint voluntary “Caring Program for the Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL)”. The said program conducts its weekly activities in three centers for CICL – – Yakap Bata Holding Center, Bahay Sandigan, and Navotas City Jail.
The joint program aims to provide educational development activities for children in prisons. It also purports to monitor the situation and condition of the children in the said centers to be able to determine the assistance necessary for the improvement of their situations. The Caring Program activities include artwork, dialogues, workshops and orientations on value formation, leadership and human rights (using the “Play It Right” toolkit courtesy of Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education). DKA-Austria interns actively participate by adding more colors to the program through the additional activities they initiated for the CICL such as dancing, singing, and meditation which were greatly appreciated by the said children.
Since April 2013 until July 2013, through this program, CLRDC and KNK were able to provide direct service assistance to at least twenty eight children (both CICL and rescued street children) for their release, shelter, and continuation of their education.
The said program has been running since April 2013 and is being led by CLRDC with the active participation of four (4) Social Work student-interns from DKA-Austria, and two students from Germany, and volunteers from KNK Philippines.
What the Interns say about their work at CLRDC on this program:
“It was such a short time but I had a great working experience with
CLRDC. After I graduate, I would like to work with children in Prison.
CLRDC is a wonderful inspiration, they are voluntarily helping so many kids
– – children in prison, sexually abused children, and street children.
They are a small organization with such a huge mission and a big heart
to give for the children. Their work is incredible and truly amazing. I will
miss my work with them and I will miss the kids that we help.”
– Pia Eckl, Intern April 16 – July 25, 2013
BA Social Work, University of Applied Sciences
FH Campus Wien, Vienna
“CLRDC is like a rainbow, its work is very colorful, it connects
to people, it has different creative aspects of helping the children,
it is shining bright as it goes into the world. It is not limited,
it has ups and downs, yet it stands over the world in the sky because
of its amazing work. I got to love my work at CLRDC. I became inspired,
I want to pursue a Masters in Human Rights and I want to work full time for CLRDC to help the kids.”
– – Julia Schneider, Intern April 16 – July 25, 2013
BA Social Work student, FH Campus Wien, Vienna