BAHAY BULILIT PROVIDES SAFE SPACES FOR CHILDREN
THE Bahay Bulilit built by RONALD McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s Philippines’ charity of choice, has provided children safe spaces where they can play and socialize.
Every Bahay Bulilit offers poor families a haven where children, under the supervision of accredited daycare workers, engage in age-appropriate learning activities and play.
“Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit is one of our flagship programs that bring to life RMHC’s mission of supporting Filipino children’s need for shelter, education, and happiness. We are grateful for the support of McDonald’s Philippines, our government, and community partners in forging a better, brighter, and happier tomorrow for the kids,” said Marie Angeles, Executive Director of RMHC.
Under the program, RMHC constructs the learning center, the local governmenr unit donates the land and the Department of Social Welfare and Development provides trained and capable social workers.
The learning centers are built to incorporate facilities that contribute to the learning experience of around 90-100 children on average per learning center.
The primary feature of a Bahay Bulilit is the Learner’s Area where children are taught basic lectures on values and ethics. A Reading Corner encourages early appreciation for reading where children get to read interesting stories with the help of the social workers.
In the Play Corner, children are encouraged to have fun, express creativity, and learn to make friends. Basic hygiene is also taught among little ones through the help of the Handwash Area and separate comfort rooms for boys and girls.
In two decades, RMHC has opened 38 Bahay Bulilit learning centers nationwide and has supported over 78,500 Filipino children to date. July 31, 2023, RMHC opened its doors to another Bahay Bulilit at Brgy. Alapan 1-A, Imus, Cavite.
RMHC aims to open its third Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit within the year in San Fernando, Pampanga.
“As a company with a mission to create feel-good moments for all, McDonald’s Philippines recognizes its responsibility and ability to make a positive impact in communities. We are committed to support RMHC in building a brighter future for Filipino children through learning,” said Margot Torres, McDonald’s Philippines’ managing director.