DAVAO CITY, Philippines— Supporting Davao City’s mission to develop more child-friendly communities, McDonald’s Philippines through Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines, Inc. (RMHC) opened a new Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit Learning Center in Davao City, Philippines last March 1.
This is the second Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit Learning Center in Davao City with the first located in Brgy. Mintal which opened in 2018. In this new Bahay Bulilit in Brgy. Buhangin, 65 children from the community are able to find a safe space where they could learn and play.
“We have seen how our first learning center has made an impact to young Davaoeño children as they were able to get a head start in preparing for their formal schooling. As we open a new learning center in Brgy. Buhangin, we are committed to continuously promote early childhood development to more Filipino children with every Bahay Bulilit,” says Marie Angeles, RMHC Executive Director.
In the facilitation of early childhood development in preparation for formal schooling, day care teachers assigned by the LGU and community volunteers spend the day to engage children in educational activities. Aiding this is that every Bahay Bulilit Learning Center is equipped with a Ronald McDonald Read to Learn kit which includes 34 big illustrated books for storytelling.
RMHC Philippines has worked closely with the local government unit to properly identify key priority communities which need a learning center for children. Once identified, the LGU donates the land and RMHC, through McDonald’s builds the structure of the learning center.
With the opening of the second learning center in Davao, RMHC now has a total of 32 Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit Learning Centers all over the country; with 2 more to open within 2019.
To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities and how you can help, visit http://rmhc.org.ph.