Ronald McDonald House Charities conducts training on beginning reading

Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Read to Learn (RTL) is a flagship program of RMHC in partnership with the Department of Education that teaches beginning reading to grade 1 and grade 2 students in monograde and multi-grade public elementary schools. Each beneficiary school is given a set of big illustrated books in English and in Filipino with worksheets to enhance the reading proficiency of students. The program also provides educators the training they need on teaching beginning reading.

For the school year 2019-2020, RMHC had its Ronald McDonald Read to Learn – Teaching Beginning Reading Workshop across different parts of the Philippines. A total of nine workshops were conducted, attended by 1,884 multi-grade and monograde grade 1 teachers and school heads from Eastern Visayas and Caraga Region.

Through the support of generous partners, AOF Foundation, J. Amado Araneta Foundation, and Uygongco Foundation, RTL was also implemented in the public elementary schools of Davao, Iloilo, and Rizal. Last school year 2018-2019, public elementary schools from Leyte also benefitted from the program through the support of PASAR Foundation.

RMHC has also partnered with Advance Food Concepts Manufacturing Inc. (AFCMI), AOR Group of Companies, ELM Tree Foundation, Kiwanis International, and McDonald’s Philippines for the implementation of RTL in Bicol, Cavite, Laguna, La Union, Marawi, NCR, and Quezon.

To date, RTL has been adopted in close to 11,000 public elementary schools with over 12.2 million public school student beneficiaries and trained over 28,000 educators across the nation. Learn more about RMHC and its programs at

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