Our new SAI KIDS DREAM Hub at Barangay Dulong Bayan in San Mateo is now open to welcome new learners. Yesterday, some members of KIDS Club visited Dulong Bayan Elementary School for the final set-up and launching of the said hub. With them is the Silid Aralan Inc, (SAI) team lead by Jaiza Anuat, new SAI Project Leader for Rizal.
Preparing the DREAM Hub
Preparations to build the hub started as early as Janaury this year. Our partner, SAI, came up with a campaign drive to solicit fund for the refurbishing of the room and construction of the shelves and tables.
KIDS Club, on the hand, intesified our One Book One Toy Campaign to source out books, toys, and other things needed inside the hub. We are very thankful that friends from inside and outside the Philippines have generously donated their pre-loved books and toys. We also got a huge donation of books and board games from Makati City Library. Their support helped us complete our required checklist.
We are also thankful to SAI for helping us transport the goods and store them in their office until the launch. Our special thanks to Jaiza and Tito Raul who patiently drove twice to Makati from Montalban to pick up the toys and books.
The morning of August 5th was spent doing the final set-up of the DREAM Hub. Despite the hard work and less preparation time, the team enjoyed scanning and arranging every toy and book. They also had a great time decorating all the three main areas – Reading, Creativity, and Play corners.
SAI KIDS DREAM – DUlong Bayan Ready to Open
Here is a short tour of the new SAI KIDS DREAM Hub before its opening.
Opening the Doors of SAI KIDS DREAM Hub – Dulong Bayan
Short after lunch, the team immediately started preparing for the launching of the hub. Outside, 25 new learners were excited and patiently waiting to have their first experience at the hub.
The launching started with the ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the principal of Dulong Bayan Elementary School, Mr. Ruben Salvante.
After the ribbon-cutting and introductions, KIDS Club President, Evalyn Evangelista, and Club Secretary, Mark Sanchez, explained some basic dos and don’ts while inside the hub. Then the children as well as representatives from KIDS Club, SAI, and Dulong Bayan Elementary School expressed their support and commitment to help take care of the hub.
Following the opening ceremony, the learners had some time to explore all the areas of the DREAM Hub and enjoy the toys and books. Aside from that, the team facilitated some games and prepared some snacks and other goodies.
About the DREAM Hub
The SAI KIDS DREAM Hub at Dulong Bayan
Elementary School will cater to about 100 low-performing students from Grades 1 and 2. The hub aims to provide a balanced learning environment to help the students discover their passion for learning. Through the hub’s three main areas, we further hope that the learners would be able to:
D – Discover their potentials and talents;
R – Relax and enjoy their lives as kids;
E – Explore the possibilities through books and toys;
A – Achieve their goals; and
M – Motivate other students to nurture their passion for learning.
The regular learning sessions of SAI at the hub will commence on September 5th. The DREAM Hub Project is a collaboration between KIDS Club Philippines and Silid Aralan, Inc.