Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Ronald McDonald House Charities and Quezon City join forces for children’s literacy

“RMHC continues to champion the well-being and happiness of Filipino children through Ronald McDonald Read to Learn. We’re excited to extend this initiative to the public school students in Quezon City to further address their learning needs and supplement the formal basic education curriculum. By providing grade school teachers with valuable training that strengthens their instructing competencies, they will be able to further develop the critical thinking skills of learners and help them master reading skills.~Marie Angeles, RMHC’s Executive Director
From left to right: Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) Executive Director, Marie Angeles, McDonald’s Philippines Managing Director and RMHC Vice President, Margot Torres, Quezon City Mayor Maria Josefina 'Joy' Belmonte, and Schools Division Office’s Chief on Curriculum Implementation Division, Dr. Heidi Ferrer. During the MOA signing for the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn Program last August 14, 2023.

In partnership with the local government of Quezon City, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the foundation of choice of Mcdonald's, reinforces its obligation to kids' literacy with its reading program is supposed to help 4,750 number of Grade 1 students in 95 public primary schools in Quezon City. The organization was formalized through a MOA marking held last August 14, 2023.

RMHC's Ronald McDonald Perused to Learn program is a starting perusing program in organization with the Branch of Schooling (DepEd) and Adarna House.

Ronald McDonald Read to Learn expects to further develop the ability to peruse of grade 1 understudies from Quezon City state funded schools by giving admittance to suitable understanding materials and furnishing educators with the vital abilities to show starting perusing.

From left to right: Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) Executive Director, Marie Angeles, McDonald’s Corporate Relations and Impact Assistant Vice President and RMHC Board of Director, Adi Hernandez, Quezon City Mayor Maria Josefina 'Joy' Belmonte, and McDonald’s Public Affairs Manager, Austin Torres holding up the big books that are part of the Read to Learn Kits given to public school partners under the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program.

Added Support for Public School Teachers
The Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program promotes a genuine love for reading, critical thinking skills, grammar and oral language development, crucial to a child’s fundamental stage of learning. 

To date, the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program has reached 12.9 million public school children and has partnered with 10,842 schools nationwide.

Committed to support Quezon City
The partnership between RMHC and Quezon City is just one of many ways McDonald’s has committed to support the city. Aside from supporting children’s education, McDonald’s and the Quezon City Government, led by Hon. Josefina Belmonte and City Administrator Michael Alimurung, also entered a partnership that will benefit QCitizen ID holders. 

Through the agreement, Qcitizen ID holders will be eligible to avail of 5% discounts for a minimum purchase P200 on weekends for three months, starting Quezon City Day, August 19.

For more information on RMHC’s programs and initiatives, visit its official website rmhc.org.ph and the online donation portal at rmhc.org.ph/donate/

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