UNICEF champions children’s rights with commemorative events

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Unicef Philippines is holding two events this year to commemorate Typhoon Yolanda and the 25thanniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In photo are Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative for the Philippines (2nd from left), Zafrin Chowdhury, Unicef Chief for Communications and Private Fundaising and Partnership (1st from left), Grace Alejandrino, OIC Deputy Director, Council on the Welfare of Children (3rd from left) and Normina Mojica, Planning Officer for CWC

UN children’s agency UNICEF announces two commemorative events this November to bring to light the situation of children’s rights in the Philippines. The one year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda and the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) gives the country an opportunity to look back on the gains and challenges of growing up in a country facing multiple disasters, amidst a rapidly changing and socio-economic reality.

The CRC, the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, is focused on protecting and promoting children’s rights to survival, development, protection, and participation. Countries that have adopted the CRC—including the Philippines — are bound by its international laws and are required to always act in the best interest of children.

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Lotta Sylwander of UNICEF

“The Philippines made a set of promises to children when it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. While more and more Filipino children are growing up happy and healthy, looking back on 25 years of progress reminds us what is still left to do and how the vision for Filipino children must shape up,” said Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative in the Philippines. (more…)


spooky scooby-doo happy meal toys

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we recently went to mcdonald’s + guess what i saw when i went straight to their new happy meal toys display  rack? these cool yet spooky scooby-doo happy meal toys! i think they are fun to play with. i particularly liked the monster hand + scurrying eyeball. mum said they were scary but i thought they were really cool! good thing she still agreed to get me one even if she is squeamish about it! :)

there are other spooky toys that complete this collection + that includes:

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  1. scooby guard
  2. spooky treasure chest
  3. spooky story book
  4. spooky eye cup

these toys are just perfect for halloween, right? so which one’s your fave or which one are you likely to get the next time you visit your local mcdonald’s?


kids in doodles: coloring + drawing on a holiday

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hello there boys + girls! it has been a very long, looong while since we last had a kids in doodles post + now that mum + i had a day’s off from our daily activity, thanks to the eid al adha holiday, we found the time to sit down + wrote this post! ^_^

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for this week, let me tell you all about one of my favorite activities, especially during holidays, drawing + coloring. it was timely that mum dug up a number of coloring books from one of my boxes while she was doing some cleaning in the room yesterday. it meant additional stuff for me to color + more reason for me + my crayons to get busy! i thought this spongebob squarepants coloring + activity pad is way too cool! ;) (more…)

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