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 The Philippine Program Against Child Labor (PPACL) is a convergence effort of various government agencies, workers and employers groups, civil society organizations and international social development associations towards the prevention and elimination of child labor.

After three years of implementation of the PPACL 2017-2022, a mid-term assessment will be conducted on February 12 to 14, 2020 at the Sequioa Hotel, to be attended by the BWSC and its program partners.

A total of 70 participants is expected to attend the said assessment. Representatives from the government agencies like Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Philippine National Police, as well as from non-government organizations and workers and employers sectors are anticipated to be at the event.

The assessment will evaluate the program’s accomplishments, identify gaps and challenges and plans for the remaining three years of implementation. It will also serve as a venue to assess the update on the 2017-2022 target to withdraw 630,000 children from child labor.

With the issuance of Executive Order No. 92, this activity will also be a venue to come up with recommendations on the focus of the National Council Against Child Labor for 2020 and succeeding years.

The Philippine Program Against Child Labor works to transform the lives of child laborers, their families, and communities, towards their sense of self-worth, empowerment and development. It is also geared towards the prevention and progressive elimination of child labor through protection, withdrawal, healing and reintegration of child workers into a caring society.

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