RES Teaching Staff headed by the school head, parents and the entire community proudly accept the donated Children’s Toy Library at Rizal Elementary School, Dagami North District, Dagami, Leyte, the first and the only facility in the district and municipality for children. This was through the effort of Mancera family headed by Sir Rainier and Atty. Ryan Mancera in partnership with the Philippine Toy Library (PTL), Tingog Sinirangan and Sacred Heart Batch 99.
The realization of having the said Children’s Toy Library was done through the formal turn over/launching last March 5, 2019. Participated by the RES teaching Staff, GPTA Officers, Brgy, Council headed by the Brgy. Captain Hon. Floro C. Mojado and the people of barangay Rizal. They were overwhelmed with the kind of facility given to the school to include the building and its package of toys inside it. The highlight of the ceremony was the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between, Ma. Alma Andrea C. Celebrado from the Philippine Toy Library-Region 8 Coordinator, Children’s Community Play Inc., Mr. Rainier D. Mancera, the President of Mancera Group of Companies and Mary Ann Soriano-Sacro, the School head of Rizal Elementary School. Witnessed by Atty. Ryan D. Mancera, the CFO-Mancera Group and Hon. Jose Carlo E. Cabidog, Barangay Kagawad-Education Committee.
Indeed, it was now fully realized and utilized by the RES children, a new and safe haven for children to play with a good ambience for child development. Toys are no longer a luxury but a necessary advancement for complete development of children and likewise library is essential in a process of giving learners access to knowledge. According to Norman Cousin, “Library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life”. To value such great donation to the learners of Rizal Elementary School and the entire community, RES Teaching Staff is committed and motivated to support this project and to heighten the quality of education for every pupils of Rizal ES. Words are not enough to express our deepest gratitudefor giving us an important cornerstone for a healthy school. It gives our learners an opportunity to explore, improve reading ability, experience new ideas, play with different expensive toys, reading wonderful stories and provide a sense of place for gathering where children enjoy while learning.
To the generous and bighearted donors… Thank you very much. Rizal ES was so lucky and fortunate enough to have this Children’s Toy Library. This will serve as an instrument that will encourage our young learners to attend classes every day and for them to developed competencies and skills that they can use in the future. RES family also promise to play the most significant role in setting strategy to preserve and utilize this CHILDREN’S TOY LIBRARY properly.

BY: Mary Ann Soriano-Sacro