Learning is and should not be limited to the four corners of the room. It can happen anytime, anywhere and in many ways. This applies well to the practice being observed for the Moro orphans sheltered at the Moro Orphanage managed by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) supported by the Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), a humanitarian foundation based in Turkey.
According to Ustadza Anisa Taha, orphanage director of said institution, the management continues to look for other playful and interesting activities for the children to grow and develop well in all aspects.
“Aside from sending them for free at school for their education, we also organize events for them to explore, be exposed and have other experience that will widen their knowledge and understanding of life for them to grow as responsible individuals”, Ustadza Taha stated.
Recently, these orphans participated to the Symposium on Health and Nutrition cum Drug Awareness Campaign in line with the observance of the National Children’s Month with a theme “Bata, Iligatas sa Droga”on November 22, 2017 at Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex, ORG Compound, Cotabato City.
“We see this kind of exposure for the children as very important since the topics discussed were helpful for them such as nutrition and health habits for the teens and rights of the child ”, the director told.
Also lately that a gardening activity gave joy and learning to the kids. With used vehicle tires painted with different colors, the field of the Orphanage Centre became lively and beautiful as they planted various ornamental plants.
“The kids enjoyed it very much and at the same time learned about the importance of gardening, planting and recycling”, Taha said.
She expressed thanks to the donors of the used tires which made this gardening activity possible and successful.
Aside for these activities, there are also other outdoor activities to the beaches and field trips for the children that are being organized by the Orphanage Management.
At present, there are 99 (20 boys, 79 girls) number of Moro orphans housed at the Orphanage Centre who are all provided with free accommodation, food, transportation and schooling.
Aside from this are over 300 number of distant orphans (home-based) who received monthly monetary allowance for their basic needs like food and schooling.
The Moro Orphanage Centre was inaugurated in 2015 with the aim to extend help to Moro orphans.