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Children and Youth Advocacy Council

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Overview

The Story

The Bantay Bata 163 Children and Youth Advocacy Council is an initiative aims to ensure the active participation of children and youth in Bantay Bata's program delivery, giving them a voice and empowering them to make a difference. Through selection, training, and capacity-building, these young ambassadors will advocate for their sector within and outside Bantay Bata, implementing projects aligned with their pressing needs and perspectives.

According to the National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children, 2016, 8 out of 10 Filipino children experience some form of violence in their lifetime. This distressing statistic highlights the urgent need to address child welfare and protection. By supporting the Bantay Bata 163 Children and Youth Advocacy Council, you contribute to creating a safe and supportive environment where children and youth can actively participate, advocate for their rights, and work towards positive change.

Challenges

To successfully implement the Children and Youth Advocacy Council, we face several challenges that require your support:

  1. Sustainable Funding: Your generous contributions will help ensure the continuity and expansion of the council's activities, empowering children and youth to advocate for their rights effectively.
  2. Government Relations (SDO and Partner Communities): By building strong partnerships with government bodies and local communities, we can enhance the reach and impact of our advocacy efforts.
  3. Reaching the Children Demographics: We strive to reach and engage children from diverse backgrounds, ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are addressed. Your support will enable us to expand our reach and impact.

Solutions

The Bantay Bata 163 Children and Youth Advocacy Council offers the following program components:

  1. Selection and Training of Children and Youth Representatives: We carefully select and train young ambassadors who advocate for their sector within and outside Bantay Bata's programs and services.
  2. Capacity-building: We empower the council members to create and implement their projects, addressing pressing needs based on their unique perspectives and experiences.
  3. Amplifying Children's Voices: We provide a platform for children and youth to actively participate, share their ideas, and contribute to decision-making processes that affect their lives and well-being.

Impact of Your Donation

Your donation can create meaningful change and support children and youth in advocating for their rights and well-being. By supporting the Bantay Bata 163 Children and Youth Advocacy Council, you contribute to the following:

  • Rescuing children from abusive environments and providing them with safety and protection.
  • Granting educational opportunities through scholarship grants, empowering children and youth to pursue their dreams.
  • Offering critical medical assistance, ensuring access to healthcare services, and promoting well-being.
  • Benefitting families and local communities through comprehensive outreach programs, fostering a supportive environment for children and youth.

Join us in empowering children and youth to become advocates for their rights and well-being. Your support can make a real difference in the lives of young individuals and their communities:

  • Donate today to support the Children and Youth Advocacy Council's activities and initiatives.
  • Advocate for child welfare and participation, spreading awareness about the importance of children and youth having a voice.
  • Volunteer your time and expertise to mentor and guide young ambassadors, helping them amplify their impact.

Let's create a Child Safe Philippines where children and youth are valued, empowered, and actively contribute to positive change.