CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Mayor Edwin Santiago lauded the 400 students from all day care centers and child development centers in 35 barangays of the City of San Fernando who participated in this year’s Camp Bulilit held at the Sindalan Sports Complex on November 23.
“It is very important that we guide our children as they grow, so they will succeed. The City Government believes that the new generation has the capability to further drive the city to growth in the future,” he said.
Themed “Bata’y Arugain, Karapatan Pangalagaan at Pagyamanin tungo sa kinabukasang maningning,” Camp Bulilit is held annually in line with the celebration of children’s month.
Santiago said Camp Bulilit, which is on its third year, offers play, fun-filled and educational activities that are essential in developing every child’s skills and potential.
The activities include the discussion of the rights of a child, fire safety seminar and junior kiddie fire marshal, hands-on training on container farming, parent and child showcase of talents, and various fun games.
Selected day care workers also designed four camp stations where play activities, storytelling, quiet games and outdoor games were simultaneously conducted.
Assistant City Social Welfare and Development Officer Aileen Villanueva said Camp Bulilit is not only a venue for child development but “bonding time” as well with their parents.
“Masaya po kami na muling maihandog ang programang ito sa inyo na naglalayong maitaguyod ang mga karapatan ng mga bata. Sa pamamagitan ng mga aktibidad na aming inihanda ay hindi lamang basta matututo ang mga bata kundi magkakaroon din sila ng pagkakataon na maka-bonding ang kanilang mga magulang,” she said.
A highlight of the program was the awarding of outstanding child development workers for the months of June to September.
The awardees were Rizalda Quimbao of San Jose 2 Day Care Center, Lichelle Razon of Northville 2 Child Development Center, Annallee Nucup of Lara Day Care Center, and Jaclyn Bunao of Sto. Nino of Child Development Center.