DSWD taps Twitter to rescue street kids

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@savestreetkids. Sightings may be tweeted to the agency via this format: savestreetkids at / exact name of street / nearest landmark/ Metro Manila City/time of sighting. ?Updates will be posted within eight hours in our twitter account on whether the street children have been rescued. They will then be brought to reception action centers of local government units and to DSWD managed-centers to determine where they came from and to be provided with appropriate services and interventions,? DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman said. ?We are closely coordinating with LGUs and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to monitor streets where there is high concentration of street children. The children will be invited to the barangays especially this Christmas season. Activities will be held at the barangay level to keep the children off the streets,? Soliman added. The streets where there is high concentration of street children are: Roxas Boulevard in Manila; Kalayaan Road, Barangay E. Rodriguez, and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City; Balintawak area in Caloocan City; Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City; Greenhills, Ortigas in San Juan City; Kapasigan in Pasig City; Madrigal Avenue, Alabang in Muntinlupa City; and along NAIA Road in Para?aque City. Based on a rapid appraisal conducted by the DSWD, more than 4,000 street children were identified in these areas. ]]>

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