1.) Virtual Kuwentuhang Sabado via Zoom
When the lockdowns were put in place all over the world in the fight against the coronavirus, KS also began holding regular sessions virtually via Zoom. This quickly became a vital means of reaching our regular participants locally in Switzerland and also breaking barriers and reaching other families all over the world!
The launch of Virtual KS sessions have brought together families who believe in our cause despite living in different regions and timezones.
2.) Pop-up Kuwentuhang Sabado Sessions
Our ongoing main project is to be able to continue holding regular sessions in-person of course. Starting 2023, regular sessions in Zürich will no longer take place; however, we will continue to organize “Pop-up” sessions in collaboration with other communities or interested families throughout Switzerland to continue the mission of Kuwentuhang Sabado.
We aim to continue “Pop-up KS” Sessions that can be hosted anywhere, even on mountain tops or forests! Check out our very first “Pop-up KS” in Zermatt in February 2018!
Our collections from members and interested participants are aimed at covering running expenses necessary to pay for rentals and materials for each KS Session. Would you like to support us? Please see our membership information here.
We also welcome interested members who are fluent in Tagalog that are interested in helping us facilitate the regular KS Sessions. We’d love to expand our ideas for fun activities for our KS Session, so if you’re interested in joining our facilitator’s team, please let us know!
3.) Maletaklatan – now permanently homed in Kanzbi in Zürich
Coined from the words Maleta and Aklatan, Maletaklatan is a project of Kuwentuhang Sabado that began small in 2017 as we started collecting Filipino stories and books to help build an in-house library for Kuwentuhang Sabado.
Because of our growing community in Zürich, the Maletaklatan was stationed in our location there at Zentrum ECLH Accu in Oerlikon from 2016 to 2022. With a collection of about 50 Filipino children’s books, KS children were able to borrow and enjoy Filipino stories at home with their parents.
Since October 28, 2022, Maletaklatan has permanantly moved to Kanzbi in Zürich. All of our Filipino children’s books are now available for check-out from Kanzbi’s multi-cultural library by all interested families (with or without Filipino roots)!