We are grateful to LitWorld for partnering with us to establish LitClub in different communities in the Philippines.
LitWorld’s revolutionary LitClubs and LitCamps cultivate social-emotional development by learning literacy skills together. Guided by LitWorld’s “7 Strengths” (Belonging, Curiosity, Friendship, Kindness, Confidence, Courage, and Hope), trained mentors create safe and supportive communities for children. In this program, they learn to value their own stories while using literature as a source of empowerment.
Every week, each LitClub of 10 to 15 girls and boys gather together for joyful learning, creative play, and social interaction. LitCamps are full day complementary programs that run during school breaks. These two programs aim to improve a child’s reading and writing capacities, civic engagement, future outlook, and sense of personal value. Aside from improving their literacy skills, we hope to develop a strong sense of mentorship and support networks so that they will have the confidence and drive to achieve their personal dreams.
Currently, we are sharing the power of LitWorld’s 7 Strengths in four communities: Naic, Cavite; Bocaue, Bulacan; Botolan, Zambales; and Zamboanga Sibugay.
From Ulingan to New York: In 2017, our scholars and LitClub mentors Princess, Catherine, and Lilibeth attended the HerStory Global Summit in New York City! They shared their personal stories and their journey with LitClub. The mentorship and training that they received in this summit resulted in their very own Community Action Plan – HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Power, and Education).