VROs treat Shelter Children to free film showing
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – Values Restoration Officers (VRO) of the City Government of Tacloban gave the children of the Tacloban City Women and Children’s Shelter a treat on May 21, 2019. The treat was a free film showing of the animated movie “Dumbo” – the animated classic that tells the story of a young Elephant with oversized ears.
Dumbo struggled in life and faced so much mockery and insult from fellow elephants and humans just because he looked different from the rest, but somehow managed to overcome the challenges.
Present during the film showing was around 30 children and some women adults.
The film show started with a short message from VRO Jessica Lising, and snacks were served to the children for them to fully enjoy their movie-watching experience.
Meanwhile, VRO Leonora Maano led the discussions and sharing about the moral lesson and values of the movie. The children were participative and gave their own thoughts about how it was related to their lives. To cap the activity the children chanted thank you to the VROs.
Shelter Head Carmela Bastes said that abused women and children can only stay in the shelter for a maximum of 6 months. However, there are special cases wherein they are allowed to extend their stay, she said.
She also asked the assistance of the City Civil Registrar Office in processing the Live Birth registrations of five children staying in the shelter.
The facility is the only one of its kind in Region 8 that is managed by a local government unit that offers psychosocial support and shelter for abused women and children. /R.Calipara/CIO/