National Children’s Book Reading Day at SM

Mrs. Philippines Globe 2015 Maria Engracia Maniago reads the book “Two Friends and One World” to students of New Asinan Elementary School during the National Children’s Book Reading Day celebration at SM Olongapo.

As New Asianan students listen, SM Olongapo HR Manager Dang Lo reads the book ”Bumarabara Bara”, a story about proper waste management and caring for the environment, during the National Children’s Book Reading Day celebration at the mall.

The excitement of traditional bookreading to children is irreplaceable. That is why National Book Reading Day (NCBRD) is celebrated at SM Supermalls to let children experience the art of reading and cultivate interest to learn at an early age.

SM Olongapo and the rest of SM Supermalls all over the Philippines and 7 cities in China celebrated Book Reading Day with partners who have shared the same passion in advocating the promotion of literacy development at a young age.

The Department of Education continues to inspire in contributing to a common goal of child development and uplifting the level of education in our country.

Vibal Publishing has been consistently providing tools to more than 24,000 children in the past 9 years and UNICEF, a partner and guiding light for more than 10 years in advocating various child friendly projects such as the breastfeeding station and drink for 2 program which brings water and proper sanitation to the poorest of the poor in far flung barangays.

Today, National Bookstore & Anvil Publishing gives new meaning to national children’s book reading day by providing additional tools for learning, to more than 3600 children, across 67 locations.

SM City Olongapo invited story tellers to read featured books to students of New Asinan Elementary School. The first story entitled “Bumarabara Bara” read by SM Olongapo HR Manager Dang Lo and the second story entitled, “Two Friends and One World” was read by Maria Engracia Maniago, Woman of Substance-Mrs. Philippines Globe 2015.

NCBRD, an annual event every 3rd Tuesday of July is part of SM CARES program for Children that promotes literacy and encourage children to develop love for reading at an early age. (PR-SMOL)


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