April 1, 2023
Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool hosts kiddie market for a cause
By Ben Baquilod
The Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool Philippines held a kiddie market on March 30 to support Tzu Chi’s global fundraising efforts for Turkey. Parents, relatives, and volunteers enthusiastically participated in the event and purchased a variety of items, including ginataang halo-halo, vegetarian nuggets, graham balls, iced tea, toys, and dishwashing soap.
“Most of the items for sale were handmade by the students of the preschool, emphasizing the value of hard work and earning one’s money through diligence,” said Preschool teacher Chyn Lunaria.
Parents were proud and grateful for the opportunity to support the children's entrepreneurial skills and donate to a good cause. Jun Dy shared his happiness and pride that his children could participate in the event and learn about entrepreneurship. “We should also support this kind of activities as it provides another avenue for donations and support for people who need help,” Dy said.
Another parent, Nancy Uy, shared her joy and amazement at the depth of learning her son had experienced at the Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool. She was pleased that her son was not only having fun and learning new things but also developing compassion by donating and helping others.
“When my son comes home from school, he’s always saying ‘Gan en’ (Thank you), and I can see he’s learning to behave well,” Uy said. She also believes that schools should serve not only as a place to acquire knowledge but also as a means of building character.
The Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool Philippines is a progressive school that aims to develop young children's physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, character, and life skills, as well as Tzu Chi’s humanistic values through experiential learning in a loving and nurturing environment. The school serves children aged 2-4 and is committed to promoting well-rounded development in its students.