In a third-world country like the Philippines, poverty resulting to lack or deprived access to proper hygiene, shelter, clothes, nutritious food, safe drinking water, education, and other basic things is widely spread in the country which is evident everyday. Even though that this is something that has been normalized, that should not be the case because of the children who are greatly affected by this.

Children who are experiencing poverty are subject to underage employment in order for them to survive, possibly causing them to quit their school.

Poverty also deprives them of opportunities for the betterment of their lives, of security and protection, making them more susceptible to violence and harassment. It also results to the malnutrition of children in the Philippines.

According to the 2016 survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the rate of malnutrition rate among 0-2 year old children is at its highest in 10 years at 26.2%. This alarming has pushed non-govermental organization like Save the Children to take action for the sake of the children.

This Christmas, Save the Chilrden’s #LahatDapat campaign aims to help malnourished and at-risk children to explore their capabilities. Specifically, the campaign will also fund Save the Children’s Project Nutrition among Urban Poor Through Unified Response (NURTURE) which targets to decrease the rate of deaths among children under 5 years old in poor urban areas across the country proving true to their tagline, “This Christmas, lahat dapat kasali.”

To encourage more people to donate, a limited-edition bandana and the opportunity for the selfie/groufie to be included in the biggest LED billboards on EDSA and Market! Market! will be given to those who will donate Php 1,000. A PhP 600 donation, inclusive of the Philippine Shipping Cost, and a PhP 500 donation will obtain the limited edition bandana for pick-up at the Save the Children’s office.

You may visit savethechildren.org.ph to know more about Save the Children’s #LahatDapat campaign

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