This year’s Youth for Change camp focuses on MDGs and children’s rights

As a Bajao student from Pampanga beats out a rhythmic tune on his homemade drum, he sings about living life under a bridge.   One can only marvel at the beauty and the potential that every child possesses.  Last December 7-10, staff and students from God’s Love Indigenous Ministry (GLIM) and the International School Manila (ISM), convened in Stairway to join up with Stairway kids and staff for yet another Youth for Change Camp.  This year’s theme focused on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how children’s rights are central to achieving all development goals.  Over the two full days, the young people engaged in various sports and creative activities.  The camp concluded with an ads campaign to create awareness of the MDGs.  It was fitting that the camp concluded on Dec. 10-Human Rights Day.