|Regions: Africa Asia Latin America|
Name of Organization: Share a Child Movement, Inc. (SCM)
Project Title: "Strengthening Barangay Structures to Promote Prevention of Child Labor"
Project Timeframe: 15 months
Location of Project: Barangay Guba
Budget Amount: $25,000
NGO contact and website:
Atty. Eufrocina G. Valenzona
Email Address: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Atty. Esperanza G. Valenzona
Email Address: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
NGO Phone/Fax Number: (6332) 2534742 / (6332) 2538350
Street Address: 3rd Floor, FSV Bldg., 91 Rizal Avenue
City: Cebu City
Postal Code: 6000
Project's Primary Objective: Ensure Sustainability or Replicability
Description of Organization: Share a Child Movement Inc., is a non-government organization established in 1982 by Atty. Esperanza G. Valenzona, to continue the work that she had been doing with children in the Cebu City Jail while she was president of the Cebu chapter of the Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (FIDA). A non-stock, non-profit organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and accredited as a child and youth welfare agency by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, as well as by the Cebu City Government, Share a Child Movement sees its role as a bridge between the "haves" and the "have-nots". They raise funds out of donations from well-to-do individuals and families, as well as corporations within and outside the Cebuano community, for programs and services that benefit children and youth. Its unique character comes from its ability to survive more than 20 years on support from the local community, believing that the community has a stake in the rearing of all its children, including the disadvantaged and the marginalized, so that they would grow up to become self-reliant and productive citizens who are neither burdens nor a danger to society.
Share a Child believes that education empowers people by opening a world of learning and opportunity to the poorest of the poor. It strongly adheres to the total development of the individual through the four pillars of learning (learning to know, learning to do, learning live together and learning to be) and it incorporates these principles on a programmatic level. Its education program was named the Department of Education Region VII’s Most Outstanding Literacy Program in January 2003. Share a Child also received an award from the National Literacy Council in September 2002 during the 2002 National Literacy Conference and Awards at Pansol, Calamba, Laguna, for having one of the five most outstanding literacy programs in the country.
The Share a Child offers the following programs and services for children, youth, women and families:
Description of Project funded by CIRCLE: This project looks at how a mandated structure in the barangay could be strengthened to promote multi-sectoral stakeholder action against child labor in Barangay Guba and two other farming communities in the hilly lands of Cebu City.
Who better to make sure that its children are safe, their potentials as productive and contributing members of the community fully realized than the community itself? The strengthening of the Barangay Development Council, as provided under the Local Government Code, guarantees that residents take part in crucial decisions that work for the good of the community, and take into special consideration the interests of such marginalized sectors as children. Because the Barangay Development Council has the authority to formulate a barangay development plan in a participatory process, resources like the internal revenue allocation made available to the barangay could best be put to use for its most urgent needs, as identified by the Barangay Development Council. This gives its members, which may include people’s organizations, the opportunity to push for projects that benefit children, for example, and in this way, help to make the community more self-reliant and less dependent on outside assistance.
The project would have the following targets:
Project Targets (Common Indicators):
Enrollment:: 100 children enrolled in basic literacy classes
Transition: 100 out-of-school children are assisted to enroll at the beginning of the school year