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Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Sales Management class sells the idea of toy donation and gathers to build toy centers nationwide.

Manila, Philippines – From theory to reality.

A sales management class in Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City applied their management theories to an advocacy that helped the cause.  The class of  Marla Bautista Agustin chose the Philippine Toy Library (PTL) as its beneficiary for their class project this semester and was able to gather 25 balikbayan boxes full of toys, manipulatives and books.

“We are so thankful to the students and to Ms. Agustin,” PTL Founder Jen Ramirez shares. “I was overwhelmed when we went to their class to receive the donations. We were just expecting for three boxes – but they were able to gather twenty five boxes!”

“We are grateful how the students applied the principles in sales, marketing and management to our advocacy,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez narrates. “We really can’t do this alone.  We appreciate all the help that we can get!”

On a vacation abroad with the family, the Ramirez family was struck with the availability of parks and playgrounds for children in their communities.  Thus, they posted a status on a social media site asking for donations of old toys, children’s books, and materials for building the first Philippine Toy Library in Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations of toys and children’s books.  Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers in Dapdap, Quezon, Ecoville, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay, Patalon Zamboanga and Zamboanga del Sur.  Drop off points are in Quezon City (offices of KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City.

Visit https://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com/ for more details.  Share their story. Like them at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineToyLibrary and email them at info@toylibraryph.com.

 

Philippine Toy Library

With just a social media status, a national advocacy was born.  PTL is a group of volunteer-friends who came together and took on the challenge of providing the experience of play to our Filipino children, especially who live in cramped and congested areas.  PTL transforms idle spaces in baranggays/schools/parishes into fun and educational playrooms to keep off kids from the streets.  Currently, PTL has three sites and more are being organized to bring joy to the next generation of Filipinos.

Website: https://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com

 


The Philippine Toy Library (PTL), together with Jesuit Volunteers Philippines (JVP) and Cartwheel Foundation, launches its first mobile toy center for the indigenous children of Culion, Palawan.

The three NGOs came together to gather toys and children’s books for the Tagbanuan children.  These manipulatives will be on a boat that will go from one island to another.  Culion is a 4th class municipality in the province of Palawan, consisting of Culion Island primarily and forty-one minor surrounding islands.  Once a leprosarium, the area is now a vibrant community eager to develop and progress.

“This is the first time that our donated toys will be mobile and on a boat,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez shares.  “Different families live in these islets, and the plan is for the toys to go from one place to another.  Hopefully, the children will enjoy their childhood even though they live in these far-flung areas.”

“The Tagbanuan children appreciate the help from other Filipinos,” Cartwheel Foundation Program Associate and JVP Volunteer Camille Tacastacas remarks.  “I tell them that even though they live in these areas, they are as important as other kids in the cities.”

On a vacation abroad with the family, Ramirez, 38, was struck with the availability of parks and playgrounds for children in their communities.  Thus, he posted a status on his social media site asking for donations of old toys, children’s books, and materials for building the first Philippine Toy Library in Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers in Dapdap, Quezon, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur.  Drop off points are in Quezon City (offices of KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City (ADZU, Tzu Chi Foundation and YSP offices).

Visit https://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com/ for more details.  Share their story. Like them at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineToyLibrary and email them at info@toylibraryph.com.

 

 

Philippine Toy Library

With just a social media status, a national advocacy was born.  PTL is a group of volunteer-friends who came together and took on the challenge of providing the experience of play to our Filipino children, especially who live in cramped and congested areas.  PTL transforms idle spaces in baranggays/schools/parishes into fun and educational playrooms to keep off kids from the streets.  Currently, PTL has three sites and more are being organized to bring joy to the next generation of Filipinos.

Website: https://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com

 

Jesuit Volunteers Philippines

JVP is one of the country’s longest-running local volunteer programs, recruiting, training, and sending highly-skilled college graduates and young professionals to work in under-resourced areas all over the country. This year, they have two volunteers assigned to Cartwheel Foundation working for the education of the Tagbanua in Culion.

Website: http://www.jvpfi.org/

 

Cartwheel Foundation

Cartwheel seeks to give indigenous youth and communities the chance to enjoy their right to quality and culturally relevant education.

Website: http://cartwheelfoundation.org/


The Philippine Toy Library (PTL) is calling for donations of old toys and children’s books to build a toy library for Visayan and indigent children in Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.

Lakewood. How romantic.

In reality, not quite.  Lakewood is about two hundred sixty kilometers off Zamboanga City; it would take seven hours of bus ride to reach the municipality. A lake is in the center and the communities residing are living below the poverty line.

An unassuming and quiet community, four thousand children have limited access to toys and children’s books.  They are now asking for your donations to have a meaningful play experience.  PTL has partnered with Yellow Boats of Hope Foundation for this project to build a toy center for them.

“I have been working with the community for four years now and we have tried to be creative in our resources,” Yellow Boat Lakewood Coordinator John Michael Dellariarte shares.  “We built a half way house as a lying-in center made of plastic pet bottles with the community.  A floating toy library would be a challenge!”

Social media activism is on the rise.  On a vacation abroad with the family, PTL President Edsel Ramirez, 38, was struck with the availability of parks and playgrounds for children in their communities.  Thus, he posted a status on his social media site asking for donations of old toys, children’s books, and materials for building the first Philippine Toy Library in Quezon City.

Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers.  The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations to build in Dapdap, Quezon, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay and Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.  Drop off points are in Quezon City (offices of KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City.

Visit https://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com/ for more details.  Share their story. Like them at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineToyLibrary and email them at info@toylibraryph.com.

 

 

Philippine Toy Library

With just a social media status, a national advocacy was born.  PTL is a group of volunteer-friends who came together and took on the challenge of providing the experience of play to our Filipino children, especially who live in cramped and congested areas.  PTL transforms idle spaces in baranggays/schools/parishes into fun and educational playrooms to keep off kids from the streets.  Currently, PTL has three sites and more are being organized to bring joy to the next generation of Filipinos.

Website: https://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com

 

Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation

In November 2010, the Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids was organized to help kids who swim to school in the village of Layag-Layag, Brgy. Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City.  In June 2011, the Masbate Funds for Little Kids was also organized to help kids who swim to school in Isla Mababoy, Brgy. Guinhadap, Monreal, Masbate.  In July 2011, we decided to form the Philippine Funds for Little Kids as an umbrella organization seeking out all kids who swim to school in the Philippines and help them and their communities. You can email us at philippine.funds@gmail.com for inquiries and reports on areas where kids swim to school.  It is our belief that together we can build the country of our dreams for our children, for our families, for our people.

Website: http://yellowboat.tumblr.com/

 

Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP)

YSP was formally established in 2008, stemming from a youth movement advocating the Culture of Peace and fighting against discrimination across cultures like Muslims, Yakans, Christians and Indigenous People.  In an area perceived to be conflict-ridden, YSP now serves as the youth arm of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ).