All the KALIPAY children are assigned a rotation of age-appropriate chores around Recovered Treasures Home. Assisting Nanay Regie in the kitchen in preparing lunch are Levi, Larry, and Josh-three of KALIPAY’s beneficiaries with special needs. Despite their developmental delays, they are quite capable of helping around the home.
On the menu that day was the children’s favorite dishes, fried chicken and pinakbet. Pinakbet is a popular Filipino dish of mixed vegetables like squash, string beans, okra, and eggplant cooked in coconut milk. All the vegetables are proudly homegrown in the garden tended by the kids themselves.
It is our belief in KALIPAY that all children under our care must be raised in a loving environment where they are encouraged to be the best versions of themselves. Aside from providing them an education, they are also taught basic life skills such as cooking and cleaning that will help them become independent and capable members of society even after their stay in KALIPAY.
Kalipay has four beneficiaries with special needs, attending the SPED (Special Education) Classes in the Kalipay Learning Center.
*Names have been changed to protect the identities of the children.