UNICEF impressed with projects for street children in Cebu City

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed satisfaction about the various measures taken up for street children and minor offenders in Philippine metropolis Cebu City and has said that other countries and local governments have a lot to learn from these projects.

Cebu City (Philippines), Aug 06: The United
Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed satisfaction
about the various measures taken up for street children and
minor offenders in Philippine metropolis Cebu City and has
said that other countries and local governments have a lot to
learn from these projects.

"We are impressed with the achievements of the Cebu City
Task Force on Street Children (CCTFSC), particularly its
non-formal education and health services for street kids,"
UNICEF senior programme officer Colin Davis said.

He said CCTFSC has a lot of successful projects that
other governments can learn from because of its 20 years of
experience in taking care of out-of-school youth, street
children and children in conflict with the law.

The coordination between the Cebu City government and a
network of Non-Government Organisations working together for
the cause of children in the city is indeed remarkable, Davis
added.

"They're all very good, very well established and very
focused on their cause. It's about the only one I've seen
that's gone a little step further to provide other services
like internet access to street children. It's this going an
extra mile, going one step ahead of the others that makes
them different and interesting," Davis told reporters here
on Thursday.

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