Read to LearnRonald McDonald
Bahay BulilitLearning Center Ronald McDonald
A partnership program with the Department of Education (DepEd) that teaches beginning reading in public schools, Ronald McDonald Read to Learn Program was launched in 2002 as a response to a DepEd survey claiming that 4 out of 10 first graders who attend public elementary schools finish the level without learning how to read. We provide materials to Grade 1 and Grade 2 learners while also training educators on teaching beginning reading.
Read to Learn was pilot-tested in 14 public schools in Metro Manila, reaching a total of 4,200 first graders. After our pilot test, non-readers among Grade 1 public school learners decreased from 40% to 4%.
More than 300,000books distributed
Close to 10,000partner schools
Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit Learning Center is the small house full of big dreams. Here, children are taught basic skills in preparation for formal schooling. Our accredited social workers and community volunteers facilitate lessons and group activities for the children to learn while playing. We aim to build learning centers in areas where they are most needed through our partnerships with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units.
32active learning centers
In times of disasters, the relief program, Ronald McDonald Bigay Tulong provides assistance to families in affected areas. Launched in 2007, we activate McDonald’s restaurants as drop-off centers for in-kind donations during disaster relief operations. All donations collected are turned over to our partner organizations such as the Philippine National Red Cross, Department of Social Welfare and Development, and other local government units that provide assistance.