When in Manila, the life of underprivileged kids can be very burdensome. Learning can be a problem with all the issues of survival their families had to contend with.
With this in mind, ATD Fourth World Philippines organized a weekly tutoring program in two marginalized communities in Manila, at Ilalim ng Tulay in Paco and North Cemetery in Sta. Cruz. ATD cals it, Ang Galing!
The focus is on children six years and above who have serious problems in basic reading and writing. Ang Galing! wants to build up these children’s self-confidence, which helps with learning. Through one on one sessions ATD volunteers encourage every improvement in the kids no matter how small.
Therefore, Ang Galing!
Volunteers are needed, though. ATD says that volunteers don’t have to be teachers, but simply to truly want to teach children to learn to love learning. Ang Galing! volunteers must be patient, encouraging, positive and creative.
Tutoring schedule is as follows:
Every Saturday 2 pm in the North Cemetery
Every Tuesday 8.30 am in Ilalim ng Tulay
Every Wednesday 3 pm in Ilalim ng Tulay
Volunteers can meet up at the ATD’s office in Pandacan, Manila. For inquiries, text kuya Guy Malfait at 0947-4 237 238.
ATD Fourth World Philippines stands for Altogether in Dignity. It is an international non-government organization that works with disadvantaged communities to find solutions to eradicate poverty. The office is in Pandacan, Manila. ATD organizes street libraries, livelihood workshops, and art activities. Click this link to go to Ang Galing! event page.
Photos were taken by Ang Galing! volunteers.
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