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RECAP: Literacy & Numeracy (June)

We return to the bundok for another installment of our literacy and feeding program

After months of hiatus due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, we finally traveled back to the mountain community of Sitio Culasisi in Antipolo, Rizal to continue setting up our learning center.

Angelo (age 4) starts checking out books ahead of the arrival of the rest of the kids while we set up

Teachers and volunteers from the community building a garden in the back

We received some donations from our supporters during the beginning of the year, which we used to buy a brand new bookshelf, play mat, and white boards for the learning center, as well as cooking supplies for our feeding program.

We also received books from various donors to set up a mini library. The kids had some quiet reading time and were extremely excited since they don't have regular access to books and other learning materials.

The kids also enjoyed eating sopas, which we prepared on site, as well as the fruit, snacks, and juice that we brought for them.

Shirley (Bigay Puso Founder & Executive Director) cooking sopas for the kids

Special thanks to:

Harmony Cruz & friends (US)

Anna Ong & Giselle Tomimbang of B-Side Productions (PH)

Jean-Pierre Dumont of Alliance Française de Manille (PH)

Rodelia William (SG)

Caity Weaver (US)

Kate Obgedeagu (US)

To support the Literacy & Numeracy program as well as our Mountain View Free Learning Center, shop our collaboration with Tropa or make a direct donation. Our first development projects for the learning center will include a restroom facility and a mini-library. Any amount makes a huge difference in the lives of these children.

The cost to sponsor our Literacy & Numeracy program for one month is US $30 or PHP 1500. If you or your organization would like to partner with us by sponsoring next month's program, please message us or send us an email at

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Stay tuned for our next installment of Literacy & Numeracy. Thank you for your support <3


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