Kindhearted Kals give Bantay Bata kids the gift of KidZania Manila

posted February 06, 2016 at 07:01 pm
by  Manila Standard Lifestyle
Last year, interactive kids’ city KidZania Manila launched the KidZania para sa Bantay Bata initiative with the aim of raising enough money to send kids from ABS-CBN Bantay Bata Foundation. Through selling Paskong Kai Saya ornaments (star-shaped capiz ornaments) at the main square, they were able to raise P174,000 that gave 160 underprivileged children the gift of Kidzania. 

Bantay Bata kids don their aprons and learn how to make cheeseburgers at the McDonald’s Burger Shop
The kids enjoyed exploring KidZania Manila and its various role-playing activities. With this unforgettable experience, they were able to discover their dream careers at the mini metropolis. “They were amazed by all the different features of the play city— the bank, newspaper office, and fastfood outlets that were so true-tAo-life, except that they are kid-sized,” says social worker Evan Lyndon. “It was an inspiring experience, as the kids gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of what adults do and how society functions,” she adds. 

The Bantay Bata kids show off the KidZos they earned at the play city
The kids enjoyed working as newspaper correspondents, TV crew, chefs, doctors, and firefighters, among many Kidzania occupations. The best part of the experience is learning the value of each job, which can potentially affect what these kids want to pursue when they get older. 

As on-cam and off-cam talents, the Bantay Bata kids get the chance to deliver important news at the ABS-CBN Studio in KidZania Manila
The sale of Paskong Kai Saya ornaments (star-shaped capiz ornaments) through the kindness of the play city’s visitors enables underprivileged kids to visit Kidzania Manila
“One of the most important values we always aim to teach kids is to care and share whatever blessings they have with others,” says Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas, State Governor of KidZania Manila. “It just goes to show that each of us can do something—no effort is too big or too small — to make the holidays bright for others, especially kids who are in need.”

Kidzania Manila is one of the world’s most inventive, most awarded and fastest-growing kids' educational entertainment concepts. It has 21 locations in 18 countries, including the Philippines. For more information, visit

Topics: Kidzania Manila , Bantay Bata , ABS-CBN foundation , Bantay bata kids
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