In commemoration of Dr. Jose Rizal’s publication of his classic story “Ang Pagong at ang Matsing” SM Malls across the country and in China joined in the celebration of the National Children’s Book Reading Day (NCBRD).
NCBRD, an annual event every 3rd Tuesday of July is part of SM CARES program for Children that promotes literacy and encourage children to develop love for reading at an early age.
SM City Olongapo, SM City Pampanga, SM City Clark and SM San Fernando Downtown have invited story tellers to read featured books from Vibal Publishing. SM Supermalls has long been committed in becoming a venue for learning, a medium for imparting knowledge, especially to young customers.
“We are grateful that we are able to share this advocacy with our partners from the Department of Education, National Book Store, Vibal Publications and UNICEF,” SM officials said.
SM City Olongapo has invited elementary students of Mondriann Montessori and Mary’s Creative School, SM City Pampanga invited Dominican School of Mexico Grade 3 students and Grade 2 & 3 students from Sto. Tomas Elementary School for SM San Fernando Downtown.
These children are the hope of our nation. Inspiring them to read, we hope to develop their confidence and knowledge for a brighter future, SM officials said.