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A Practicum Report

On

Museo Pambata Foundation, Incorporated
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, Philippines

Training Period: March 27, 2012 – May 25, 2012

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the course

TOUR 401 – Hospitality Practicum 1

For the degree in
Bachelor Science in Tourism Management

Tourism Management Department
College of International Hospitality Management
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas
Dasmariñas, Cavite

Presented to:

_____________________________
Internship Supervisor

Presented by:

Angelique T. Umali

31 July 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Name and General Location
II. Objectives / Institutional Philosophy
III. Ownership / Management
IV. Facilities
V. Outstanding characteristics of the establishment
VI. Organizational Set-up
VII. Operational System & Procedures
VIII. Analysis
IX. Findings, Recommendations and Justifications
X. Appendices
XI. Bibliography

I. Name and General Location

Name: Museo Pambata Foundation, Incorporated
Address: Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, Philippines 1000 Telephone numbers: (632) 5231797, 5360595
Email Address: info@museopambata.org
Website: www.museopambata.org

Location Map:

MANILA BAY

Quirino Grandstand
Museo ng Maynila U.S. Embassy
MUSEO PAMBATA
South
Drive

To South Pier
To EDSA/Baclaran

Roxas Boulevard

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N

A
V
E
T.M. Kalaw

Rizal Park

Bayview Hotel

Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc. is at former Elks Club Building on Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Opened in 1994, Museo Pambata is the dream comes true of Nina Lim-Yuson, an early childhood educator and mother of four, who once brought her young children to the Boston Children’s Museum in America. They had so much fun with the museum’s hands-on exhibits that she wished there was a similar place back home where her kids – and the millions of other Filipino children – can learn and have fun at the same time.

THE DREAM UNFOLDS

Former Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Estefania Aldaba-Lim shared Yuson’s enthusiasm over the idea of having a children’s museum in the country due to her past involvement with the children for over three decades, including a United Nations appointment as Special Envoy for the International Year of the Child in 1979. They envisioned the museum as a venue for alternative learning for children, especially for those who have no access to formal education.

In March 1993, Lim and Yuson presented a proposal of their dream museum, to be situated in the historic Elks Building on Roxas Boulevard in Manila, to then Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim who had just arrived from a UNICEF Mayor’s Meeting on the Rights of the Child in Mexico City. Much to their joy and surprise, he readily approved it.

The Museo Pambata officers were elected in the first Board of Trustees meeting held in June 1993. Mayor Lim was elected as chairman, Estefania Aldaba-Lim as president, Elizabeth Zobel as vice-president, Wilfrido Tecson as treasurer, and Atty. Leocadio de Asis as legal counsel. Nina Lim-Yuson was appointed executive director. Other founding members were renowned stage director Zenaida Amador, Philippine Star founder Betty Go-Belmonte, cultural supporter and businesswoman Doris Ho, National Artist for Architecture Leandro Locsin, PCCI president Jose Pardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines president Teresa Escoda Roxas and businessman Carlos Soriano. The board invited former First Lady Amelita “Ming” Ramos to be honorary chairperson.

Educators, visual artists, architects, museum workers and other professionals met regularly to brainstorm. Concepts were then translated into...
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