Last July 2023, participants of The Filipino School’s Filgrimage 2023 visited Baseco and Tondo for an “exposure tour of the most notoriuos urban poor community in Metro Manila”. Little did we know that it will be one of the most impactful experience during our trip home. Despite their dire situation, we were met with a warm welcome by the residents, played basketball with the teens, saw many smiling children, and met with the heroic community “nanays” (mothers) who are well organized to respond to the needs of the community during urgent events and calamities.
We found out that they are looking after young children and are working out of a dilapidated space that has no lights nor toilet, with a leaking roof and flooding walkways everytime it rains. We saw for ourselves the sad state of their space and we promised to help rehabilitate this facility that not only serves as preschool for 60 children aged 3 to 4 years old, but also serves as tutorial center for grade school students from the community.
This is a collaborative major renovation (new roof, raised ceiling, toilet and handwashing area, activity area, with mini garden, new chairs, tables, wall mounted TV, library corner and pantry).
Help us keep a promise. Please help provide an inpiring learning space so these young children can have a bright start to a future full of hope.
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