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Child and youth welfare and the church the state

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Child and Youth Welfare and the ChurchThe state shall respect the rights of the church in matters affecting the religious and moralupbringing of the child. (Art. 79)The religious education of children in all public and private schools is a legitimate concern ofthe Church to which the students belong. All churches may offer religious instruction in publicand private elementary and secondary schools, subject to the requirements of the constitutionaland existing laws. (Art.81)Child and Youth Welfare and the Community“Community”shall mean, the local government, together with the society of institution, bothpublic and private, in which a chid lives. (Art. 84)Duties of the CommunityIt shall be the duty of the community to:1.Bring about a healthy environmentnecessary to the normal growth of children and theenhancement of their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being;2.Help institution of learning, whether public or private, achieve the fundamental objectiveof education;3.Organize or encourage movement and activities, for the interests of children and youth;4.Promote the establishment and maintenance of adequately equipped playgrounds,parks, and other recreational facilities.5.Support parent education program by encouraging its member to attend and activelyparticipate therein;6.Assist the state in combating and curtailing juvenile delinquency and in rehabilitatingwayward children;7.Aid in carrying out special project for the betterment of children in the remote areas orbelonging to cultural minorities or those who are out of school; and8.Cooperate with private and public childwelfare agencies in providing care, training andprotection to destitute, abandoned, neglected, abused, handicapped, and disturbedchildren.(art 85)Communities Bodies Dealing with Child Welfarea.Barangay councils
Barangay councils shall have the authority to enact ordinances and resolutions notinconsistent with law or municipal ordinances, as may be necessary to provide for the properdevelopment and welfare of the children in the community, in consultation with representativesof national agencies concerned with child and youth welfare. (Art. 86)The barangay council shall:1.Foster education of every child in the barangay;2.Encourage the proper performance of the duties of parents and provide learningopportunities on the adequate rearing of children and on positive parent-relationship;3.Protect and assist abandoned or maltreated children and dependents;4.Take steps to prevent juvenile delinquency and assist parents of children withbehavioural problems so that they can get expert adviser;5.Adopt measures for the health of children;6.Promote the opening and maintenance of playgrounds and day-care centers and otherservices that are necessary for child and youth welfare;7.Coordinate activities of organizations devoted to the welfare of children and secure theircooperation;8.Promote wholesome entertainment in the community, especially in movie houses; and9.Assist parents, whenever necessary in securing expert guidance, counselling from theproper governmental or private welfare agency. (Art. 87)Civic Association Of AdultsA civic associationshall refer to any club, organization or association of individualstwenty-one years of age or over, which is directly or indirectly involved in carrying outchild welfare programs and activities. (Art. 91)

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SIR DAN
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