About

About Right Start

Right Start Community Development, Inc is a non-stock and non-profit organization with children's interests at the heart of its existence. Right Start provides creative caring spaces for children ages four years old and above coming from disadvantaged sector of the community and are given opportunities for play, creativity, lifelong learning, character and personal development.

The creative caring space is a concept and program that Right Start continuously fashion with the children, community, volunteers and partners from all sectors. Our desire is to give equal opportunities to Filipino community children to develop their skills and interests in a safe, engaging, creative environment that make a happy childhood through activities and sessions that promote foundational well-being. Caring staff and volunteers generously share their time, talent, and treasures for the next generation to be productive, creative, and loving citizens who contribute to community and nation-building. We are a growing community of passionate nation-builders who believes and invests in the potential of Filipino children!

We firmly believe that as we support children and the community through these creative caring spaces, it will empower them to be creative and productive. This will help break the cycle of poverty in their lives and become positive contributor's to nation-building.

Right Start envisions children with disadvantaged
backgrounds enjoying equal access to
creative development and environments of love and care
to develop them into creative,
empowered, lifelong learners committed to nation-building.

We provide creative caring spaces
to disadvantaged community children.

Our five fundamental Core Values reflect and reinforce our character as an organization and establish expectations relating to how we must treat each other, our volunteers, our partners, our beneficiaries, our children and the communities we serve. These core values promote not just the rights of children but their God-given responsibilities as well to be agents of positive change in their society. Children are not seen as recipients of charity but individuals who hold the key to achieving vibrant and caring communities as well.

1. Love and Service.

Right Start is fueled by a love for God and our resolute commitment to put others first before oneself, loyalty and dedication to commitment to the organization's community, and word followed by action. We are servant leaders who dedicate ourselves to primarily share the gospel, serve the needs of the poor and lead with humility, kindness, and unity.

2. Culture of Care.

Right Start thrives in a community where everyone is connected and moved by compassion and respect. A culture of care involves self-initiative, sensitivity to others, and conscientious action towards people and resources. Like a family, we care for the welfare of each member of the organization.

3. Respect for the Child

We see every child as unique, precious, and with great potential. We treat them with respect and dignity. We craft programs and design every space with the child at its center.

4. Faithful Stewardship

We believe that people have an intrinsic value beyond their tangible contributions as workers. As such, we are deeply committed to the personal, professional, and spiritual growth of each and every individual within the organization. We acknowledge that God is the owner and we serve as faithful stewards of all that He has entrusted to us.

5. Nationalism

Right Start believes that nation building starts with children who learn to love their country as early as possible. As we learn to love our country we learn to make the most of who we are towards what is best for the country.


We provide activities, sessions, classes and interactions that support foundational well-being.

  • Classes include play, music, arts, reading, dance, academic support and coaching.
  • Cultural awareness and appreciation which includes classes in Folk Dance and Baybayin.
  • Daily "salo-salo" provides healthy meals to all children who come.
  • Sports activities include basketball, table tennis, Taekwondo and other sports classes as space and volunteer expertise are available.
  • Character formation, Biblical teaching and discipleship.
  • Volunteer Opportunities for Right Start graduates.
  • Pagpapatuloy Educataional Assistance for qualified Right Start graduates who become regular volunteers.

"But it is this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant. For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves." Luke 22:26

Board of Trustees

  • Anna Bella Yu - Chairperson
  • Acel Bisa - van Ommen - Vice Chairperson
  • Kathryn Lo
  • Pastor Erico Ricafort
  • Dr. Hayden Kho, Jr.
  • Corporate Secretary - Atty. Sabino Padilla IV
  • Treasurer - Natalie Yip Sy
  • Executive Director - Rosalie Seco Mallari

Operations

  • Finance Head - Jennelyn De Castro-Lustina
  • Community Relations and Spiritual Director - Pastor Bernie Mallari
  • Program Admin and Volunteer Management - Yliza Krizzle Olaso
  • Administrative Assistant - James Daniel Placiente
  • Teacher (Arts, Creative Reading and Play) - Pauline Garcia
  • Teacher (Science, Pagtuklas and Play) - Jessyka Liang



Creative Caring Spaces

We provide creative caring spaces
for disadvantaged community children

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