"Children enjoying the fullness of life in a loving and nurturing environment"
A Christian network creating safe communities and empowering families so that children thrive.
We do this by:
Our Core Strategies...
(1) Empowering members and local networks through capacity-building,
(2) Engaging members, partners and networks to develop child-focused programming, and child safe-guarding,
(3) Mobilizing resources for network and program sustainability.
The Historical Background
Philippine Childrens Ministries Network, Inc. is established in November 1998 as a network of Christian non-government organizations and churches with ministry to children-at-risk. PCMN has become a unifying voice for the 51 member organizations and churches in advocating for the protection and participation of children and youth. Over the years, it assisted in the establishment of local networks in the different parts of the country: North-ern Samar Children’s Ministries Network, Inc.(NSCMN) in Northern Samar; Eastern Samar Child’s Rights Advo-cates Network (ESCRAN) in Eastern Samar; Negros Children’s Ministries Network (NCMN)in Negros Occidental; and the Mindanao Children’s Ministries Network (MCMN) in Davao, and also clusters in the National Capital Re-gion (NCR): Manila City Cluster, Caloocan City Cluster and the Quezon City Cluster. Though this local networks and clusters several programs and activities were efficiently and successfully implemented. Since its formation, PCMN served as the Commission on Children of the Philippine Council of the Evangelical Churches and an affili-ate network of Viva – UK and Viva – Hongkong. It also partnered with UNICEF – Philippines, Tearfund Nether-lands and UK on several advocacies on Child Trafficking and capacity building initiatives for the local networks and churches, and in relief & recovery efforts in typhoon Haiyan affected areas. The Network is a member of Fund Philippines, Philippine Inter-faith Movement Against Trafficking (PhIMAT) and Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) – National Child Protection Working Group.
PCMN’s Thrusts and Focus
“Children enjoying the fullness of life in a loving and nurturing environment” as an organization’s purpose statement, has guided the Network, its members and partners to endeavor in unifying the Body of Christ to become a strong voice for and in behalf of the children and youth at risk. For its 5-year plan, all its endeavors are in-line with the three (3) strategic directions: End Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC), Child Protection in Emergencies, and, Family Strengthening. As Philippines became the hotspot for online sexual exploitation of children, since 2018, PCMN invests in increasing capacities of communities to prevent OSEC, works towards policy and systems reform, and provide aftercare services to rescued children. In partnership with local, national and global stakeholders, including the church, PCMN works towards ending OSEC in the country.
Likewise, as families are key to the nurture of the child and in prevention of violence inside the homes, PCMN has embarked beginning 2020 on initiatives which strengthens the family. A Baseline Study and a Curriculum Development are two engagements for 2020 to strengthens the family.
As the country reels from the impact of disasters and pandemic, and as it affects children and families, PCMN engages members and partners in responding to emergencies.