Ronald McDonald House Charities forges new partnership with MBHTE for Marawi kids
The partnership between RMHC, McDonald’s Philippines’ charity of choice, and MBHTE will benefit at least 5,500 students in Marawi City. The Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program aims to teach beginning reading by providing reading materials for Grade 1 and 2 public elementary school learners. Every partner school will be equipped with children’s big books, student worksheets, teacher lesson plans and learning charts. The program also provides training for teachers and school heads. McDonald’s has been supporting the rehabilitation of Marawi City since it was liberated in October 2017. Last year, RMHC opened its largest Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit to date in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City which has been welcoming around 70 children each day. The Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit provides these children with a safe place for both learning and play.The adoption of the Read to Learn program in 20 public schools in Marawi City further strengthens McDonald’s commitment to the community through RMHC.
Since the program began in 2002, RMHC has already partnered with close to 10,000 schools nationwide, which has benefitted around 12 million students and has trained over 27,000 teachers.