A.T.E. Academy

A.T.E. (Ako, Tayo, Para sa Edukasyon) Academy is an informal school located within Museo Pambata premises. A joint project of Museo Pambata Foundation Inc. and Childhope Philippines, the school supports select out-of-school youth or under-performing school children living in the streets of Luneta Park and South Pier in Manila.

If you are interested in volunteering or facilitating a class, contact us through e-mail ( or through our Ate Academy Facebook Group.

Past Programs

Children's Advocacy Program

The Children's Advocacy Program or CAP is an alternative educational program that aims to help children understand and appreciate their roles in their families, schools, communities, and in society. It uses the child-to-child approach wherein children advocates serve as mentors who help inspire other disadvantaged Filipino children through outreach activities in schools and communities. Children advocates are chosen from various street children centers and disadvantaged communities and are exposed to workshops, field trips and film showings to enhance their awareness on identity, nation-building, rights and values formation. CAP is a venue for children to learn how to formulate ideas and speak their minds on issues affecting them.

The program ran from 2001 until 2014.

Saturday Fun Day

Video created by Shallah Montero and Margaux Reber.

Several street children live in the area around Museo Pambata. Most of these children are out of school but exhibit a desire to learn.

Saturday Fun Day is an activity that aims to give children around Museo Pambata's vicinity a chance to visit the museum, engage in educational activities, and have regular access to books and education.