Getting children back into school after emergencies
Meet Cheeko, a teacher-turned-humanitarian.
Prior to joining Save the Children as the Communication Officer for Mindanao, Cheeko was a teacher. He taught Mass Communication in college. He also volunteered as an English teacher in Tanzania, East Africa.
Cheeko's love for communication and storytelling has led him to a new career path: saving children.
Communications play a vital role in any organization, it ensures that all the information the organization uses, shares, and produces are factual and evidence-based.
It is also important in ensuring that the communities and the children themselves are heard, enabling the to share their own ideas and thoughts with their peers, the government, and organizations they are working with.
Having grown up in Mindanao himself, Cheeko wants other Filipinos to stop discriminating children from Mindanao. He wants to break the stereotypes against his hometown.
Find out what it's like to be a communications practitioner. This is Cheeko's story:
- Nida, an OFW based in Bahrain, shares her story on why she decided to support child rights.
- Meet Cheeko, Save the Children's Communications Officer for Mindanao. Here's why he continues to save the children despite his job's challenges.
- Meet Jessica, an 11-year-old student athlete from Sarangani. She walks to school every day, and when it rains, she rides a horse.
- Meet Mohdaliden, a 14-year-old student athlete from Maguindanao. This boy is using sports to help him become an engineer someday.
- Have you ever experienced being bullied? Meet Saada, 12-year-old girl from Maguindanao who is trying to end bullying in her school.
- Meet Clark, 10-year-old boy from Compostela Valley. Watch his step-by-step guide on what to do before, during, and after disasters.