“Maging nurse…kasi may sakit si papa e. Gusto ko siyang gumaling,” Antonia shares on what she wants to be in the future. Marielle wants to be a doctor to help her mom, while Jillian, who has the same dream of becoming a doctor, wants to help a greater number of sick people. These 5 year old girls already have an idea of what they want to be in the future, with their dreams directed not merely for themselves but for other people. And as young as they are, they know that studying is their stepping stone in reaching their dreams.
Teacher Emma would attest to how her students find the joy in studying. Seeing few toys on their little shelf, Teacher Emma’s students find them as incentives after a day’s serious studying. Aside from new knowledge and learnings, and Teacher Emma’s motherly care, the toys are also the reason for the children’s happiness in going to school everyday. Now that their little shelf has turned into a Toy Library Corner filled with more toys, the children have found more reason to see the fun in studying.
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 39 sites and more are being put up, to bring joy to the next generation of Filipinos.
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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)