Beginning and Basic LiteracyIntegrated Support Services (BBLISS)
Objectives To provide basic and beginning literacy programs to 4-7 year old children from the urban poor communities who have never been enrolled in a formal school. To provide reading intervention programs to 7-9 year old children also from the urban poor communities who are ―struggling- readers‖—they may be enrolled in a formal, dropped out of school or may never been to school.
Objectives To educate parents/guardians of these children about their crucial role in the child’s early development by promoting the importance of reading and the value of books.To provide Rotarians and other partners in service (Rotaractors, GSE Alumni, and Inner Wheel members), private citizens and business entities with the opportunity to participate in combating illiteracy.
Reading Programs Offered Reading Awareness – FOCUS Beginning Reading – DISCERN Developmental Reading – STRENGTHEN Storytelling – making children want to learn to read and consequently making them read to learn.
Resources Visual AidsSchool BuildingNotebooks and PencilsManpowerGroup Made Worksheets
Operation Time Frame – Eighty Eight (88) days from September – March Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and FridayFacilitators/Teachers: 4 volunteers (For 50 Beneficiaries)
The Rotary and Rotaract Club of Paraiso, Q.C. with newly formedRotary Community Corps., special guest ADRR Giselle Figuracion and Integrated BBLISS Student Janine.
Pres. Mark Aparato teaching the beginning readers how to properly say the short vowel sounds.
Club Service Director Bong Pascual drawing alongside with the students of the BBLISS.
Treas. Nikki Cinco teaching Kevin how to spot the different image for their activity.
A coloring session for the visual aids of the BBLISS children with our special guest Pres. Nato Borja, Jr.
Treas. Nikki Cinco serving the students of BBLISS delicious soup.
Mrs. Helen Cifra with Pres. Mark and Club Serv. Dir. Bong joining forces to tell the story of “How the Sun Got Bright Again”.
SFDM Pres. Ronnie Yap sharing his time and telling a story about sharing your blessings.
Rotaract Club of Sydney City President and International Service Dir. Carl and Laura with Rotaract Club of Wollonggong Pres. Kayla telling a story about a mushroom.
SP Ed Ayento of Rotary Club of New Manila East with SP Boyet Calalay as gueststorytellers for the “Araw ng Pagbasa”. Also present in the picture is Pres. Mark Aparato and Inner Wheel Club of Paraiso, Q.C. Pres. Rich Pijuan.
Gen. Sammy Pagdilao shows his soft side being the guest storyteller for the BBLISS children.