I am now a full-pledged ‘Little Teacher.’ We use a mobile cart to teach children who live in far areas. I still feel shy sometimes because I teach around 50 kids, but I try not to dwell too much on my nervousness.
|—||Roniel, 17. In the Philippines, many children labor on sugarcane plantations instead of attending school regularly. ChildFund is working to change that under the ABK2 Initiative, a special project for combating child labor through education. We are incorporating child protection interventions into training for teachers, para-teachers and youth advocates (“little teachers”) like Roniel, who was a child laborer and is now tutoring younger children who have fallen behind in their studies. One of the objectives of the ABK2 program is to increase community awareness of the importance of education and the difference between acceptable child work and exploitative child labor.|