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WALK WITH KYLE! WALK FOR JUSTICE! a solidarity walk for Filipino children-victims of human rights violations




On July 21-24,  2009, Kyle Baleva, a 12 year old Filipino boy currently living in The Netherlands, will join the INTERNATIONAL  FOUR-DAY MARCHES IN NIJMEGEN, popularly known as WALK OF THE WORLD.  This annual walkathon is joined by thousands of people around the world.

This year, Kyle will be part of the more than 45,000 participants who will walk for 30, 40 or 50 kilometers per day in four days.

Kyle, a special child with Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder type of Autistic Disorder, is also motivated by his desire to highlight the plight of orphaned children of victims of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and political repression. 

The “Walk of the World” coincides with the “LAKBAYAN” of peasants, workers and other sectors from Southern Tagalog who will join the protest-mobilization on July 27, the 9th SONA of Pres. Arroyo.  As part of the LAKBAYAN contingent, around 10 children will walk in solidarity with Kyle and for children’s rights.

Child rights advocates and children from other sectors, under the SALINLAHI Alliance for Children’s Concerns and Children’s Rehabilitation Center, will join the Southern Tagalog Lakbayan kids in solidarity with Kyle in Alabang on the July 23. They will also be in Ayala on the 24th of July to welcome the ST contingent and join them in the march to Plaza Miranda.

For more information log on: http://www.4daagse.nl/index.php/en.html.  You can email questions for Kyle at Kyleswereldloop@redstreams.net


Kyle Baleva, 12, with his father Boyen/Photo courtesy of Loui Galicia, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau













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