EECOP: Putting a smile on kids’ faces

The Royal Mandaya Hotel ended the year with the Emilio Escandor Community Outreach Program (EECOP) 2018 “Business with a Heart” activity at Little Kaye’s Child Care Therapy and Learning Center on December 22 2018 at 83 4th-B Street, Ecoland Subdivision, Phase 1, Matina Davao City.

Little Kaye’s is the learning haven of 40 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

ASD is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior which unlike the known autism, the symptoms for this disorder appears in the first two years of life of the child. In simple terms, these kids are affected with a disorder where they are having a problem functioning in society—socially like in school and at work, for example.

TRMH-EECOP team, as a part of their advocacy, extended their generosity by having a Christmas visit to the learning center and catered them with nutritious meals and healthy fresh fruits. 

The team also prepared a simple program for the special children with an entertainer and a party magician with various amazing tricks. 

Thereafter, the children had their exchanging of Christmas gifts to cap the day. 

Putting a smile on their face–this is one way The Royal Mandaya Hotel with the EECOP team can help in the development of these ASD diagnosed children and truly something they will cherish in their hearts.

If there is one thing which everyone should learn to help children with such disorder, it’s to have patience in guiding them to do what is right with simple and easy instructions. That’s one way to keep a positive engagement with them and the society.

If you happen to meet one, smile at them.