What is the Kid’s Role in KidZania Manila’s CongreZZ? The question asked by my son to me when we were invited in KidZania Manila CongreZZ Inauguration Day. KidZania Manila is a kid-sized metropolis designed to replicate the real world. It is an exciting destination where kids do big things. As they play, they can earn Kidzos and learn to manage their own money. As part of the KidZania Manila CongreZZ, they can learn leadership and good governance.
On the KidZania Manila CongreZZ Inauguration Day, we met the first set of leaders who sworn into office last May 28, 2016 at recently at the very first KidZania Manila CongreZZ inauguration. Led by Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara, they took an oath in front of the national emblem of KidZania, promising to uphold the values set by the play city and to act as role models to their fellow kids, fulfilling their duties to help build a better world.
The Newly elected KidZania Manila CongreZZ Kids
(7 to 9-Year-Old Category)
- Aria Imao
- Badger Tajonera
- Caleigh Teng
- Ianna Macapagal
- Isabel Mariano
- Oplex Dilidili
- Paula Sarmiento
- Pria Temporal
- Riana Roxas
- Zinda Vir
(10 to 14 Year-Old Category)
- Ailish Espina
- Caitlyn de Lusong
- Josh Vir
- Leighne Sto. Tomas
- Lian Sy; Mika Bosano
- Nico Tittel
- Raine Roxas
- Samantha de Lusong
- Sophie Ti.
KidZania Philippines State Governor Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas on KidZania Manila’s CongreZZ
“By being a part of the KidZania Manila CongreZZ, we are empowering our kids to lead and to voice out their views and opinions,”
. “It can be a powerful, engaging experience that will teach them to uphold their independence, make their own decisions, and build confidence.”
How does KidZania Manila chooses the members of the KidZania Manila CongreZZ?
The play city’s legislative government body, the CongreZZ, is made up of citiZens, or paZZport holders, of KidZania Manila ages seven to 14 years old. During the application period, CongreZZ hopefuls sought the help of their parents or guardians and prepared a two-minute video featuring the reasons they should be selected as a CongreZZ Kid. They uploaded this on the play city’s website, manila.kidzania.com.
The selected pool of applicants were screened by a special ConreZZ. The shortlisted misters and misses were chosen based on their ability to speak, interact with a group, and the way they share and convey their ideas. That’s awesome!
How they were voted? The highlights of the Miting de Pamilya is the COngreZZ elections. It is a special weekend that celebrated the International Day of the Family. CitiZens were given the choice to either cast their votes online, through the official KidZania Facebook app, or cast their votes in person, right at the play city where the CongreZZ candidates campaigned. Kid visitors voted by filling up their ballots at poll stations in the play city, attaching their ballots to their boarding passes, and dropping them in locked drop boxes located at the poll stations.
During the campaign period, the candidates got a chance to get to know their fellow citiZens and share their ideas on how they can help improve the KidZania Manila experience.
Kid’s Role in KidZania Manila’s CongreZZ
Throughout their one-year term, the elected misters and misses will get to share their ideas and opinions on various topics, including addressing the concerns of tourists and citizens, and improving their fun learning experience at the play city. Here are the Kid’s Role in KidZania Manila’s CongreZZ:
- Kompetence – to make KidZania a better place.
- Kompassion & Konscience – to influence change, be inquisitive, and curious as they discover challenges.
- Kharacter – to be role models that other kids look will up to.
- Kooperation – they have a responsibility along with their co-member to find ways in which they can achieve team goals.
As a member of the KidZania Manila CongreZZ, they will get exciting perks and help develop programs that benefit other children. It’s fun to see kids learning to lead and helping in building a better world.
For more details, visit the KidZania Manila website at www.manila.kidzania.com.