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The numbers that made my day!

The title of this post does NOT have any relation with the figures on my monthly payslip… it’s not worth discussing (lol, really).

As I go through my nightly online routine [checking my Twitter and FB timelines, checking e-mails, etc] these numbers really took my attention.

* The Bicol region [alone] has 300,000 children workers, according to this post.

* In the Philippines, there are  1, 141, 770 professional teachers according to an statistics.

Pretty ironic!



We were cartoons!

“Change your profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same! Until Monday (December 06, 2010) there should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is a campaign to stop and raise the awareness of violence against children.”

This was the shout out of my close friend Lany, when I’ve checked her Facebook wall three days ago. She chose pink bear. Alexander who also blogs here in WordPress chose Good Luck Bear for the campaign.
The campaign is in relation with the observance of the Universal Children’s Day every November 20.

November 20 is Universal Children's Day

November 20 marked an important day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
Undeniably, despite some grammar lapses Facebook is up with, it plays a potent role to increase awareness to people especially on relevant concerns such as this.
Take a look on what my friends profile pic have to say to support the cause!

By the way, I chose The Grinch to fit in for the Yuletide season. The lovely Winnie the Pooh was my first pick but I found The Grinch really cute though seems to be an awkward Christmas character.

Please visit these related links to learn more about the protection of the children’s rights:
* The Australian Childhood Foundation did a very realistic and provocative campaign called “Invisible”.
* Child Rights Information Network promotes children’s rights and spearheads the continuous battle to create a safer world for our younger generation.

* The Declaration of the Rights of the Child can be browsed  here.