In partnership with Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), on November 11 Global Playground will co-host an art exhibit and cocktail benefit called “Bahay: Home” that will raise funds for the completion of our project in the Philippines.
Global Playground and ARK are working to complete three classrooms at Mangoso Elementary School in the barangay of Mangoso, Sigma, Capiz, Philippines. These classrooms were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and it has been the dream of community members to rebuild these classrooms for years. The new classrooms will support a water catchment system that will provide safe water for students and teachers and will serve as an event space the community of Mangoso can rent out to save money for further education for Mangoso’s students.
At “Bahay: Home”, donors will have an opportunity to support this important project and learn how they can support future projects, meet the leadership of Global Playground and ARK, and enjoy the work of Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian artists. This art reflects on Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian experiences such as ties to family and the motherland and the desire to give back. Please join us for “Bahay: Home” on November 11 from 6:30-9:30PM at ROGUE Space on the 9th floor of 508 West 26th Street.
Check out our Events Page to learn more about this event and to purchase your tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!