CITY OF MALOLOS – The 37th Regional Assembly of Daycare Workers/Child Development Workers held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city today has not just been a venue for a meeting but also a place where Bulakenyo volunteer workers were able to showcase their talents, have fun and share their accomplishments.
Bulakenyo daycare and child development workers gamely showed their talents in dancing and singing while others cheered their fellow workers.
Director Gemma Gabuya of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 3, the guest speaker, lauded the efforts of the daycare and child development workers in serving the preschoolers despite having no benefits to compensate their service.
“We now have 4,175 accredited CDWs in Central Luzon at patunay ito ng mas tumataas na kalidad ninyo at ng mga pinagseserbisyuhan ninyo,” Gabuya said.
She added that through their unity, they can further push their plead to the senate to pass the Magna Carta for Day Care Workers, which will provide security of tenure and social protection measures that shall be protected and governed by civil service rules and regulations.
Moreover, Jocelyn Rimas, president of the Federation of CDWs in Region 3, and Felina Victoria, treasurer, reported their accomplishments for 2018.
“Ibinabalita ko po sa inyo na naka-register na ang ating pederasyon sa SEC at ngayon ay kasalukuyan naman tayong nag-a-apply para ma-register sa DWSD. Nakalinya na din po na magsagawa tayo ng signature campaign para mapalakas ang paglapit natin sa senado para ipasa na ang Magna Carta,” Rimas said.
Marites de los Trinos from Aurora also shared their good practices in handling children with special needs and said that everyone can replicate their program.
“Talagang hinanap namin ang mga batang ito at nagulat kami dahil marami pala sila. Kaya nagsagawa kami ng series of trainings para higit na matugunan ang pangangailangan nila,” delos Trinos said.
Board Member Therese Cheryll Ople said for her part that being a day care worker is not by accident.
“Kayo po ay talagang inilaan para diyan. Alam po natin na mahirap maging ina at alagaan ang mga anak pero mas mahirap pong mag-alaga ng hindi ninyo anak. Araw-araw napakahabang pasensya po ang inyong ibinibigay sa mga bata, kayo po ang nagsisilbing mga anghel ng mga kabataang ito na hindi natin alam kung nakakaramdam ba ng pagmamahal sa loob ng pamilya nila, ganunpaman, kayo ang nagpupuno,” the female board member said.