PH Mission in Geneva Holds Book Reading Activity to Uphold Children’s Rights
Ms. Chona Idul-Desimpele (right), an official from the Philippine Mission and also one of the focal points of the Philippine Mission on human rights issues with Mr. Derick Uriel Silao (left), lead the book reading session. (Geneva PM photo)
GENEVA 26 December 2019 — The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva capped its Gender and Activity Development (GAD) programme for this year with a reading activity for children, exposing them to their rights through an interesting story entitled “Ayoko po Sana” that teaches children about their basic rights. The reading activity was held on 13 December 2019 at the Philippine Mission premises.
“Ayoko po Sana” was launched by the Department of Foreign Affairs, together with the Australian Embassy in Manila and Anvil Publishing, Inc. on 19 November 2019 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Child. The book reading activity was in line with the Philippine Mission’s GAD program, which aims to further promote and educate Filipino children living in Switzerland about their basic rights. END