Army Engineers launch Children's Library in Northern Samar

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Philippine Army Engineers built a mini children's library in Allen, Northern Samar to promote reading for local children, the Aklatang Pambata ng Kawal Inhenyero (Army Engineers Children’s Library). The library is located in the Philippine Army's 543rd Engineer Construction Battalion camp.

The group came up with the idea of creating a library during a feeding program for over 60 children living in Allen's Gawad Kalinga village. The library was completed last June 27, 2021.

Aside from a reading area, the library also includes a playground. Six tablets are provided for the children's educational use.

According to battalion commander Lt. Col. Vedasto Cabales, "As we implemented the feeding program, we [thought] of something that can help them learn and develop their reading habits even during the pandemic. This is how the library was created."

Books for a Cause donated the books for the library.

The army engineers also conduct reading and story-telling activities for kids. There was positive feedback from the community and many have also volunteered for the library.

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Amazona, R. (2021 August 4). Army engineers open mini-library for Northern Samar kids.

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