After Filipinos voted for their chosen leaders in the country’s midterm elections, citiZens of KidZania Manila also casted their votes in an election where 14 children emerged as the new CongreZZ representatives, taking on leadership roles to help the play city work towards a better world.
KidZania is an interactive kids’ city combining inspiration, fun, and learning through realist role play for kids 4-17 years old. Kids can independently explore a kid-sized city with over 70 establishments and more than 100 role-playing activities. Each experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves. One of the world’s most inventive, most awarded and fastest-growing kids’ educational entertainment concepts, KidZania has 24 locations in 19 countries, including the Philippines.
Senator Francis Pangilinan joined the induction of Happy Aguilar, Kim Amarille, Kate Amarille, Patricia Balatbat, Liz Castigo, Riley Catral, Gian Cera, Juhi Chandiramani, Angela de Guzman, Renz Emperador, Jiada Javier, Kian Jimenez, Jillian Salinas, and Andrea Sta. Maria as the new CongreZZ Kids.
“Each of you is a winner. True victory comes when you cooperate with other leaders to reach your shared goals,” said Sen. Pangilinan during the children’s inauguration rites.
KidZania Manila Governor Cookie Bartolome also stressed the important role of the newly elected kids. She said, “As a CongreZZ member, you are also a servant leader. It is your duty now not just to listen to other kids but to be their voice that affects change. . . . We are aiming to build a better world and it starts here at KidZania Manila.”
Representing the play city’s legislative branch, these CongreZZ Kids, ages 8 to 15 years old, will discuss trends that affect their generation, exchange ideas and opinions, and hone their leadership skills during their three-year term.
Together they will apply lessons and learnings in real life, and share their passions and talents as they work for the welfare of KidZania Manila and its CitiZens, in line with the “Generation KidZania: Kids building a better world” campaign.
They will also get to try new jobs in KidZania Manila, grace special events, connect with other CongreZZ Kids from other KidZania facilities in other countries, and participate in other KidZania programs as the play city’s official ambassadors.
Courtesy of BPI, these young leaders will be learning financial literacy through BPI Jumpstart, a savings account offered exclusively to the CongreZZ Kids.
It’s my pleasure to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected young leaders of KidZania Congrezz 2019. While pushing for reforms like “a bigger toddler area within the play-city” may seem trivial for adults, I believe there is more to letting children join the Congrezz than just giving them an extra curricular activity. By giving them an opportunity to think on their own, say what they think, lobby for what they want and tell others about their ideals, we are actually preparing them for the future in a fun way. A more educated, more competent, more compassionate and more discerning generation of Filipino leaders and voters can actually arise from the Play City, Kidzania Manila. That is why I understand why parents are very supportive of their children’s involvement in activities of the Kidzania Congrezz. 🤓
Meanwhile, parents should take advantage of the summer break to let their kids experience the best summer activities for kids in the Play City. KidZania ticket promos await visitors who can choose from the ‘buy 2 kids and get 2 adults free’ for weekday tickets bought online until May 31, ‘30% off on tickets purchased online good for weekday and weekend visits,’ or ‘20% off for tickets upon walk-in.’ All until May 31, 2019 only.
Starting June, new offers may also be availed. For more details, visit manila.kidzania.com or follow the Play City’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @kidzaniamanila. Tickets are available at ktx.abs-cbn.com, klook.com, and ticketworld.com.ph.
For more info about KidZania Manila, visit http://www.manila.kidzania.com