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”Our greatest resource is the minds of our children” – Walt Disney

Building the Children’s Library came from a dream of giving the children of the depressed area the Rise Above Community Center is located in an opportunity to rise above through learning through books and play. And with the dream came the possibility of doing it, through generous donations from supporters and friends.

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The Children’s Library building was inaugurated in April, 2015, and the first volunteers started in June. Children ages 3-6 were enrolled and it was thrilling to see the excitement in these kids as they entered the nice and clean library area and looking in the colorful books.

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They loved learning, and the volunteers enjoyed teaching them through songs, skits, reading and playing. These kids had never before been in a place like this, and the parents were not in the position to supply their kids with learning opportunities like this one, plainly because of poverty.

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It is our hope that the Children’s Library will become a center where young children will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.

THE NEED: 

  1. Volunteers who will be there to care for and teach these children. Click on the link to watch the video.
  2. Financial assistance. The children who come to the library come from extreme poverty and they seldom have more than 1 meal a day. Sometimes not even that. Many are malnourished. We serve nourishing meals that gives them strength.

The Library building has 3 rooms for rent for volunteers. You can book the time you would want to volunteers with us, including renting of a room.

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The rooms are brand new and have air-cons, fans and Wi-fi.

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Write us for more information: riseabove@riseabove-cebu.org

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