Metro’s street kids enjoy Christmas ‘care packages’
The young beneficiaries of the Salvatorian sisters’ outreach. SDS
MANILA – The Salvatorian sisters in the Philippines brought Christmas gifts for no less than 60 less fortunate children in Manila during the holidays.
According to Sr. Adel Abamo of the Sisters of the Divine Saviour (SDS), some 30 street kids in Plaza Lawton, Manila received fast food, toys, school supplies, and candies on Dec. 28.
Less fortunate mothers received staple household items like milled rice, canned goods, and soap, she added.
Some 30 less fortunate children from barangay Talayan, Quezon City also received the same care packages, during the sisters’ outreach.
Actively advocating the rights of women and children, the congregation conducts outreaches to street people and depressed communities not only during the Christmas season. The sisters also organize initiatives to educate them on their rights.
Street children and women are prone to different forms of abuses, explained Abamo, as their homelessness and poverty expose them to threats to privacy and their rights.
The congregation has a continuing program to protect and help shelter and rehabilitate children and women from some parishes in Metro Manila as well as in the provinces, who have experienced abuse, including rape. CBCPNews