With our expertise in research, editing, creative direction, and printing, we have helped partners increase awareness and concern about their cause through development of books and promotional materials.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
A government agency dedicated to early childhood care and development, DSWD works with Adarna House in making Filipino children’s book more accessible to day care workers and students. DSWD was also a partner in the development of Ang Buhay ni Bimboy, a book that guides parents and day care workers in nurturing children from birth until age six.
One of the country’s oldest financial security institutions is also one of Adarna House’s oldest partners. On its 100th anniversary, the partnership also saw the publication of two financial literacy storybooks for children, along with the birth of the Insular Life 100 Stories Caravan. Insular Life has also been providing its beneficiary communities and schools with a free Adarna House storytelling workshop every year.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
Adarna House, in partnership with RMHC and DepEd-NCR, came up with Bright Minds Read! (BMR), a project aimed at providing public school teachers with manuals and seminars on how to teach beginning reading. This project consists of a training program for public school teachers aided by carefully developed lesson plans for teachers, worksheets for students, and 33 Big Books (28 books in Filipino and 5 books in English).
Reach Out and Read Philippines (ROR-P)
Through this partnership, the very first bilingual board books in the country were born. With the board books, ROR-P helps mothers to develop literacy skills in infants and young children during their health center visits. This partnership started in Aurora Province and will be introduced to other provinces. Aklatang Adarna, a reading corner at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), was also made possible by this partnership. The reading corner functions as a waiting and recreation area for young patients, and as the venue for regular storytelling sessions.
United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Adarna House completed two five-storybook series with UNICEF. The first, Batang Historyador Series, looks into the living conditions and the rights of children throughout five significant periods in Philippine history. The second, Batang Katutubo Series, features stories of children from five indigenous communities.
Aside from these institutions, we have also partnered with the following organizations in developing books:
Bayard Assumption Media (Faith Series)
Bench (101 Filipino Icons)
Canvas (The Boy Who Touched Heaven)
Oishi (100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask)
Soroptimist International of Baguio (Ang Lihim ni Lea)
Union Bank of the Philippines (As A Filipino)