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Iloilo Celebrates National Children’s Month with Bata Ako Ph

 

Festival For Children and Emotions Pops Up in Iloilo City, gives kids EQ skills. Countdown Begins to Volunteer-Led Festival for Youth Wellbeing. Bata Ako Ph, together with the Iloilo City Government and Office of Councilor Love Baronda, is celebrating World Children’s day by participating in the biggest emotional intelligence event in history – reaching over 1.5 million people, in 3k+ cities with 10k+ volunteers, in 200+ countries around the world. It’s called a Pop-Up Festival for emotions, wellbeing, and children’s rights for a better world.

“Children are growing at a faster rate. They act accordingly to what they’re noticing or reacting to. They adapt and develop ideas and personality traits based on their emotional experiences. We need to equip them with better emotional education. It’s the most essential skill for their success in life,” states Glory Moralidad, Director of Bata Ako Ph.

Every year, November 20th is celebrated all around the world as World Children’s Day. This day was established by the United Nations to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s welfare.

In partnership with United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, World Children’s Day and Six Seconds, Pop-Up Festival is a free event that is in line with the UN’s objectives and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Global non-profit, Six Seconds is proud to be SDG Action Partner supporting individuals and organizations to work towards SDG solutions.

By engaging volunteers from around the world, the celebration fosters dialogue about essential skills for children and adults to develop self-awareness and well being. It is believed that emotional development is part of a child’s well being and everyone plays a part in creating a positive environment for children in the community by being part of such an event. Similarly, many organizations around the world have come together to make a difference in their community.

The Festival is in line with celebrating National Children’s Month. The Pop-Up Festival will educate and inspire both children & adults to develop and practice emotional intelligence – the learnable, measurable skills that fuel well being and support a world where children’s rights are fully realized.

This event is in partnership with the City Government, Office of Councilor Love Baronda, JCI Iloilo Ilang Ilang, Department of Health Regional Office VI, ICAG Volunteer FIRE Brigade, Robinsons Pavia, Megalith Nu Sigma Phi Society, Iloilo Bloggers Society, Ilonggo Animation Festival, and SOS Children’s Village Iloilo.

 

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