As a result of the visit of German Federal Minister Ursula von der Leyen to the Children’s Home last March, CMSP has been linked with the Ayala Foundation, Inc., Mr. Jaime Zobel de Ayala, and the Children’s Hour.
Ms. Luli de Leon—President and Ms. Julie Bergania—Manager for Education and Leadership Development of the Ayala Foundation Inc. visted the CMSP Children’s Home last April 3rd and met with Executive Director Dinah U. Macaranas and key staff to learn more about the work of CMSP and the possible tie-up in addressing some of the specific needs of the Children’s Home. The priority needs of CMSP were presented, including the construction of a covered court/play area and the repairs in the children’s houses.
Ms. Bergania came back last April 26 with representatives of the Children’s Hour: Ms. Geenette M. Garcia—Assistant Executive Director and Ms. Ovynania T. Jimenez—Resource Deployment Associate. They have committed to support the construction of a covered court/play area and the needed roof repairs in the children’s houses. It also sets the stage for possible long-term partnership between CMSP and Children’s Hour.