From former staff
Ravelyn, former coordinator
My one hundred and one reasons why not only i have worked with Little Bamboo, but why I loved working with it:
1. It has a heart
When Anne de Vesian interviewed me I have felt her true compassion and love to our deprived Filipino children. And I could not help but be mesmerised by her sincerest desire to give them equal opportunities in life and free themselves from the quagmire of inhereted poverty.
And then when I met majority of the board, foreign and Filipino alike, I could see the same kind of heart.
And that heart extends to its staff as it truly cares for the welfare and wellbeing of the staff at all levels of position.
100. Its programs, which are interdependent, are innovative and time appropriate or significant as our country needs a holistic and socio-culturally based children's program.
Specifically, the foundation's early childhood care and development program is at the forefront of developing and implementing a quality, holistic, socio-culturally based and developmentally appropriate curriculum otherwise available only to the upper classes.
To cite: the department of education has just mandated the institutionalization of the mother tongue as medium of instruction under its K+12 program and the emphasis of play and creativity in the kindergarten classroom --- methods and practises which little bamboo has been using for the past 10 years!!!
101. Little Bamboo had been my HOME for almost 7 years.
A home where I learned to learn from my mistakes, outgrew my weaknesses, strengthen my strengths, appreciate contradictions and differences, and celebrated successes with the team.