Filipinos’ hopes and dreams for children

Ushering in the New Year usually brings renewed hope and optimism. This is the time when we give ourselves a chance to start anew, and the time when we resolve to make things better than the year before. With this in mind, we asked our social media followers what their hopes and dreams for Filipino children are for the New Year. Here are some of their responses.

 

Safe spaces

“I hope for a year full of peace and a safe environment for [children]. A government that cares more for the welfare not just of children but of every Filipino.” – Julie Rivero

“I wish to see the end of child slavery and child trafficking. In addition, I hope all Filipino children have access to good quality education.” – Nina Gonzales

Quality education

“I want children to have a meaningful relationship with God and to have access to education.” – Teresita Magno

“I want Filipino children to have quality education, healthy foods to eat, and mature and loving parents.” – Jasmine Sebache

“My hopes are for the parents to really push their children to attend school amidst all the odds and take advantage of the free education our government is offering.” – Chippy Famini

“[I hope for] education for all to lessen poverty, most especially in rural areas.” – Liza Yap

 

Good values

“Nawa’y lumaki ang mga bata sa pamumuhay na malinis in thought, in words, and in deed. Na hindi sila pagkaitan ng kanilang karapatang pambata.” – Yammie Garay

“Ngayong taon, sana ang mga bata ay malayang makapaglaro, mabihisan nang maayos, makapag-aral, makapagtapos, palakihin na may takot sa Diyos, turuan ng mabuting asal, magdasal, magmano sa mga nakakatanda, gamiting ang salitang, ‘opo,’ ‘salamat po,’ ‘walang anuman po.’ At lumaki na marunong lumingon sa pinaggalingan.” – Garry Sabado

 

Good health

“Ngayong taon, sana lahat ng bata ay makakain ng gusto nilang pagkain at hindi magkasakit.” – Lenny Ambe

“Lumaking may banal na takot sa Diyos, maalagaang mabuti ng mga magulang, makakain ng sapat na masusustansyang pagkain, makapag-aral, makapaglaro sa lansangan nang ligtas.” – Lourdes Arciaga

 

Big dreams

“I want children to be strong and dream big no matter what happens.” – JM Nieva

 

World Vision/January 4, 2018

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