FORTY-EIGHT school children of the Special Education Program (Sped) in Bago were given educational assistance by the City Government of Bago through the City Social Services and Development Office (CSWDO).
They are the first batch of children with disabilities who benefited the said program of the city.
The turnover of P3,000 cash assistance for each beneficiary took place on November 23 at the Jubilee Hall of Bago City Hall, observing health and safety protocols.
According to CSWDO Leah Canayon, Bago has a school that offers special education to children with disabilities.
“It was established six years ago at General Juan Araneta Elementary School, Barangay Poblacion because education is a basic right of the child,” she said.
“This pandemic was really a challenge to the parents who have children with special needs,” she added.
The said cash assistance program was the response of the LGU for the said sector.
It allocated a budget for the educational assistance of children with disabilities who are enrolled in a special education class.
Present during the turnover were Vice Mayor Ramon Torres, Councilor Andrew Torres, Association of Barangay Captains President Sergio Piansay, Department of Education officials, CSWDO officer Leah Pilipina Canayon and parents who represented their children.
The said activity was also in line with the National Children’s Month in November with the theme, “Sama-samang itaguyod ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya.” (PR)