In the midst of the busy neighbourhood of Payatas lies a place that promises children to experience the fun of play.
Lupang Pangako Elementary School, located in Payatas, Quezon City, hope to bring joy to its massive number of toddlers, amounting to 1,300+, through the PTL area. “Matanggal man lang ang stress nila (ng mga bata) na nanggagaling sa community”, shares School Principal Silverio O. Estorco on why he would like to set-up a Toy Library in the school. Even if there’s no room for setting-up a Toy Library, the school community made sure that this should not hinder them in providing what their kids deserve. A small portion of the school grounds or stage was dedicated to be the kids’ play area.
Principal Estorco hopes that the small PTL area will able to give their children huge fun and pleasure of playing, reading and learning.
Philippine Toy Library
From a Facebook status, a national advocacy was born. The Philippine Toy Library (PTL) is made up of volunteer-friends who hope to provide the experience of play to our Filipino children, especially those who live in cramped and congested areas. Idle spaces in barangays, schools or parishes are turned into fun and educational PTL areas to keep kids off the streets. Currently, PTL has 32 sites and more are being put up, to bring joy to the next generation of Filipinos.
For more information, please visit our website athttps://philippinetoylibrary.wordpress.com or our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineToyLibrary). For further inquiries, you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations of toys and children’s books. Clear out your closets and help build toy libraries in:
- Brgy. Ban-ag, Iloilo
- Kaingin 1
- Cabanatuan, Nuea Ecija
- Dulangan, Pilar, Capiz – Dulangan ES
- Patikul, Sulu
- Iligan Home of Abused Children
- Marytown – Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Drop off points are in:
• Quezon City: Kids Ahoy Center for Blended Learning; the PTL office and the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines office
• Pampanga (Orchid Bookstore branches)
• Zamboanga City (ADZU, Tzu Chi Foundation and the YSP office)