As a literacy services provider, we help our partners carry out their literacy and educational efforts through workshops, counterpart donations, and logistical support.
Adarna House has partnered with Lingap Bulilit, Miriam College’s educational outreach for the poor children in barangay day care centers. Lingap Bulilit, which means “to care for little children,” aims to equip barangay day care children with the skills, knowledge, and values that are necessary to survive the demands and challenges of elementary school and beyond. With Lingap Bulilit’s free teacher-training for the day care workers and Adarna House’s pledge for counterpart book donations and storytelling workshops, the partnership hopes to encourage support for Lingap Bulilit beneficiaries.
Starting with Masbate in 2007, Plan International has been partnering with Adarna House for their Supervised Neighborhood Play program. Since then, Adarna House has been to all of Plan’s program units in the Philippines to give their parent volunteers and social workers seminars and workshops on storytelling, creating teaching aids, and developing ECCD IEC materials.
Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP)
The Reading Association of the Philippines came on board Adarna House’s Libro Mo, Libro Ko (LMLK) program, a response to the growing concern over the lack of relevant and enjoyable reading materials available in venues of state-funded early education. For every pledge of donation to LMLK beneficiaries, RAP offers free teacher-training while Adarna House provides counterpart book donations.
Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY)
Adarna House serves the Philippine Board on Books for Young People as its Secretariat. With the logistical assistance of Adarna House, PBBY is able to organize its activities such as the National Children’s Book Day celebration, PBBY-Salanga Prize, PBBY-Alcala Prize, and the Salaysayan National Storytelling Competition.