CATARMAN, Northern Samar — The Department of Labor and Employment – Northern Samar Field Office (DOLE-NSFO, in partnership with the local government unit of Lope de Vega, distributed clothing and grocery packs to 28 child laborers during a community outreach activity called Project Angel Tree held in Brgy. Upper Caynaga, Lope de Vega, Northern Samar on May 10.

The gift-giving activity was made possible through the sponsorship of Care Learning Center and AM General Merchandise, private companies based in Catarman, Northern Samar.

DOLE-NSFO head, Engr. Primo N. Guarin, shared that the beneficiaries of the said activity are only a small fraction of more than a thousand child laborers profiled in the province.
“While we have already extended assistance to others in the form of goods and livelihood grants, there are many more who still need our help. We need more ‘angels’ to bring joy and hope to these child laborers,” Guarin said.

Project Angel Tree is one of the activities under the DOLE’s Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program which aims to build a community of sponsors or benefactors referred to as “angels” that is committed and supportive in providing social services such as food, clothing, educational assistance, and even work and training opportunities to child laborers and their families. (PR)