Mt. Province recognizes dedication of child development workers

BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – The provincial government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) initiated an awarding and giving of aid to the child development workers for their dedication in giving care and early education to children.
Dubbed as “Second Parents” the child development workers were recognized during a simple program on Thursday (November 29) in a hotel in Bontoc, the capital town of the province, for their commitment to teach day care students in their respective Child Development Centers (CDC) despite the many challenges they encounter.
In his message, Mountain Province Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr. said taking the role of being a teacher and at the same time being a parent to a large group of children in the classroom is not an easy task.
“The community value your contributions as individuals with the ability to deliver care, promote education and positive values to the young ones. Your efforts in laying a good foundation of learning to the young ones will not be in vain because it will become part of the children’s success,” Lacwasan said.
The awardees were selected from the different centers of the province. From Barlig, 5; Bauko, 6; Bontoc, 5; Besao, 7; Natonin, 4; Paracelis, 6; Sabangan, 2; Sadanga, 3; and Tadian, 4, for a total of 42 awardees.
All the awardees received a certificate of recognition and cash incentives as token of appreciation. CDC workers who served for 31-35 years received P7,000; P5,000 for those with 26-30 years service; and P2,000 for those who served for 20-25 years.
As part of the “Bayan Muna” program of the provincial government, all the awardees also received additional cash aids amounting to P2,800 and t-shirt that will serve as their uniform.
“Money is not enough to pay for all of your sacrifices and hard work but you will always be remembered by those you cared and taught. These are your immeasurable reward,” Lacwasan said.
Meanwhile, Ana C. Chumawar, a CDC worker for 35 years, said they will continue to be patient and be supportive for the education of the children. She said that the hardship in teaching and taking care of the children will not hinder them from serving. DIONISIO DENNIS JR. / ABN

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