Toy company capacitates day care teachers in Kalahi-CIDSS areas

BANGUED, Abra, May 29 (PIA) -- Day care teachers  in the KALAHI-CIDSS (Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services)  areas in  the Cordillera region    attended  the  “Learn N’ Play for Progress – Philippines”  training  using  lego held here last week.

The Millennium Challenge Account – Philippines (MCAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with Felta Multi-media, Inc., a private group and an authorized distributor of lego toys in the Philippines headed by Ms. Mylene Abiva,   conducted   the  capability-building training .

This was  the sixth and last leg of the series of trainings in the KALAHI-CIDSS project sites  covering  regions 5, 6, 7, 8,  MIMAROPA and Cordillera.

Andres Saracho, MCAP communication director, said the training makes use of the higher order thinking skills as a mechanism or principle in teaching with the use of the lego toys as it enhances the learners’ capacity to remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating.


Ms. Maria Asuncion Cruz, a family member of Felta and the only accredited trainer with the use of lego toys in the country, served as the main speaker-facilitator.

Cruz said, the lego charity boxes worth P65,000.00 per box were given free to each of the day care teacher who participated in the said training.

The lego charity boxes came from the Lego Foundation of Denmark which started donating free lego toys in depressed communities of the Philippine two years ago when Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas.

Felta, Inc. went to Tacloban to distribute lego charity boxes there and trained the people on the use of the said toy as part of their psycho-social rehabilitation. ###