/ 12 October 2021

THE PHILIPPINE Red Cross does not limit its operations to providing blood and relief services. It also helps children, especially in areas hit by disasters or calamities.

“Our work does not stop in relief operations. We stay, take care, and uplift the dignity of people especially the children in calamity- affected areas,” PRC chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sen. Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon said during the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11.

Through PRC’s Welfare Services, volunteers and staff foster individuals or families, especially after typhoons and other disasters.

One of the agency’s programs provide activities that allow children to play, socialize, learn and express themselves as they rebuild their lives.

To further this initiative, the PRC has been a partner of the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 2019 and UNICEF since 2020.

Welfare Services Mike Angelo Mabugnon explained that the PRC also provides parents and primary caregivers orientations on Child Protection Policy and Protection against sexual exploitation and abuse.

“This year, despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, we have catered to 875 children so far,” Mabugnon said.

He added that the PRC invests in the future of children no matter what gender they are.