PAGADIAN CITY, June 13 (PIA)-- The Federation of Child Development Workers recently conducted 'Bayanihan Para sa Kabataan' showcasing their beauty and talents in the Search for 2019 Miss CDW to celebrate Child Development Workers' Day. Winners of the contests were awarded with cash prizes and tokens.
About 100 CDWs from the four clusters of the city participated during the event.
The celebration carries the theme "CDW: Katuwang Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan ng Kabataan," recognizing the vital role of CDWs who provide pre-school education and social development service to the children.
Myrna M. Kwan, City Social Welfare and Development Officer, said these workers play an important role in children's development by caring for them when their parents are at work or when their parents place their children in their care to help them socialize with other children of their age.
"The DCWs are loyal, committed and dedicated workers in spite of not receiving an honorarium. They are celebrating CDW day because they want to show that the child development workers are functional," Kwan stated.
She said that despite no resources to finance their week-long activities, they decided to pursue with the celebration to let the government feel that the DCWs are the government's partner in nation-building.
Jossie Romarate, DCW Federation president, said the DCWs will continue to provide their services to ensure that children in Pagadian City will receive quality early education and social development services in their early and formative years. (ALT/GCC/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)