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PTL’s first group of Tropa, Mikee, Mac and Anna (left to right wearing white shirt), with the children of Brgy. San Carlos, Mariveles, Bataan.

PTL launches its new volunteer arm, Tropang PTL, to deepen engagements in the different PTL sites all over the country. Recently, the Tropa visited PTL Brgy. San Carlos, Mariveles, Bataan. The Tropa, all young professional volunteers, retold and acted out the story of Si Langgam at Si Tipaklong to thirty (30) children on a Saturday morning.

Kuya Mac assists one of the children in identifying the contents of an emergency bag.

Kuya Mac assists one of the children in identifying the contents of an emergency bag.

Highlighting the story’s importance for preparedness in times of calamities, the kids were asked to identify several items needed to include in an emergency bag. To conclude the day, the kids drew how happy faces would look like in order to shoo away the bad weather.

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The kids showing off the smiling faces they drew on a paper plate.

For Lavinia Grace, 9 years old, and Earl Joseph, 11 years old, regulars of the Toy Library, their most favorite part of the day’s activity was making their happy faces. As Lavinia Grace puts it, “Maganda at maayos po rito sa Toy Library. Maganda po na nakakapaglaro po kami  rito para hindi lang po kami tambay sa bahay. May natututunan din po kami.” Mahalaga po ang laro para sa aming mga bata,” says Earl Joseph, “dahil nagiging masaya po kami rito”.

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Tropang PTL is the official volunteer arm of Philippine Toy Library, a non-profit organization that aims to bring happiness to the children through play. Aside from giving a structured play module to the kids, Tropang PTL also gives a 3-to-4 hour Guardians On Training (G.O.T.) for the teachers, parents and local volunteers of the community, teaching them how to manage play, how to do storytelling and arts & crafts activities for the kids. Help us to bring Tropang PTL in our Toy Libraries all over the Philippines! E-mail us on info@toylibraryph.com to find out how.

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