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Ang Galing is the tutorial program of ATD Fourth World Philippines for children learners(6 y old and above) who don't know how to read and write in Tagalog. Through one-on-one sessions and informal personalized teaching with games, we help the learners to rediscover that learning can be fun and to rediscover that they are as intelligent as everyone. Ang Galing also supports the educational efforts of the parents and is in link with the schools where the learners are enrolled. In volunteering, there is no additional requirement and no other processing to be done. Because the tutorial session length can vary from 5 mins. to less than an hour,( it depends on how long a learner's span of attention and interest in the activity is sustained)be prepared to tutor more than one learner. We adjust to the learner's learning pace. Keep the session light and fun. Try varied activities meant to enhance reading and writing skills such as memory games, tactile materials such as letter cutouts from sandpaper, puzzles and playing with clay. (We do not teach Math and the alphabet the abakada way.)
Change of schedules, news and updates will be posted through our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ATD.Philippines/
There will be an orientation before the sessions start. Please bring your water bottle. In rainy season, the cemetery entrance may get flooded. Please wear adequate protection for your feet. You may also decide to take the tricycle. Make sure that the driver knows the venue and agrees to the P20 fare before taking the tricycle.
Here are some directions to Manila North Cemetery:
1 From City Hall, take a Dapitan Blumentritt jeep. The jeep will turn left from Laong-Laan to Dimasalang, go straight and turn left at Blumentritt. (Dimasalang ends at Blumentritt where the cemetery main gate is). Get off at the main gate.
2 From Blumentritt, take a Munoz jeep. It will go straight along Blumentritt, turn right at Aurora Blvd., turn left at Dimasalang. Dimasalang ends right across the cemetery. Get off before the jeep turns right at the corner of Dimasalang and Blumentritt. Cross to the cemetery side.
3 From Bacood, Punta, Sta. Mesa, Legarda, take a jeep to Quiapo then take a Dapitan Blumentritt jeep. The jeep will turn left from Laong-Laan to Dimasalang, go straight and turn left at Blumentritt. (Dimasalang ends at Blumentritt where the cemetery main gate is). Get off at the main gate.
From NORTH EDSA
From North EDSA, take a jeep going to Quiapo España. Get off on the first intersection after Welcome Rotonda (Blumentritt). Take the Blumentritt-España jeep at the corner terminal. Fare is P7. The jeep will pass by Manila North Cemetery. Get off at the main gate about 10 meters after the jeep passes through A. Bonifacio.
From Commonwealth, take a Quiapo/Lawton bus or a Quiapo España jeep. Get off on the first intersection after Welcome Rotonda (Blumentritt). Take the Blumentritt-España jeep at the corner terminal. Fare is P7. The jeep will pass by Manila North Cemetery. Get off at the main gate about 10 meters after the jeep passes through A. Bonifacio.
From CALOOCAN NORTH:
From Quirino Highway, ride a jeep to Blumentritt. Before the jeep turns right to Blumentritt St., you will see Ping-Ping’s Lechon and Restaurant and the welcome arch of Brgy. Paang Bundok on your left. From the corner, the main gate is about 10 meters down the road. You may get off in front of the main gate of the cemetery where there are flower stands.
From CALOOCAN SOUTH:
From Rizal Avenue, Caloocan, ride a jeep to Blumentritt. Get off at Blumentritt. Take a Munoz jeep. The jeep will turn right to Blumentritt, go straight and turn right to Aurora Blvd., then turn left to Dimasalang. Dimasalang ends right across the cemetery. Get off at the corner of Blumentritt and Dimasalang then cross to the side of the cemetery.
INSIDE THE CEMETERY: There are only three streets that you will pass. The longest is Main Avenue from the gate to Rotonda. It's about 50 meters long. At Rotonda, turn right at 38 Street, near the orange public toilet. Walk until16th Street (about 25m.). You will see Limjap mausoleum on your left, De Guzman mausoleum right ahead of you, and a water pump on your upper right. Turn left at 16th. You will see two Tudla mausoleums on your left and an unmarked mausoleum. The alley next to this is where Ate Delia's alaga/kapilya is. You will see a vendor's stall across the entrance to the alley.
Come and join us! We are excited to see you there! :-)