Zinnia Towers' kids play and learn at "Kidzinnia"

July 27, 2017

Taking advantage of children’s strong yearning for new knowledge and skills, Zinnia Towers in North EDSA, Quezon City recently held its own version of a play city to allow kids in the community to learn and have fun at the same time.

The DMCI Homes development recently held “Kidzinnia,” a five-day workshop that involved children who lived in the community. Spearheaded by Zinnia Towers’ Property Management Office (PMO), the event included workshops on gardening and recycling activities as well as other fun activities such as games, storytelling, a treasure hunt, and role-playing.

Only 15 to 20 children were expected to turn up at the workshop, but in the end, the event counted over 40 participants – a testament to just how active both the Zinnia Towers’ community and PMO are.

Through the activities, children were able to learn about the Zinnia Towers community, and know more about the roles of the people they interact with everyday, from the DMCI Homes property management staff, to fellow residents.

The kids also learned about taking care of their surroundings, and were oriented on the community’s house rules in an enjoyable and exciting way. With their safety in mind, the kids were also given an emergency preparedness workshop.

The event ended with a hands-on activity that allowed participants to actually experience what it’s like to work in the property management aspect, stepping into the shoes of security guards, housekeepers, receptionists, officers, and property managers. This way, the kids were able to truly learn the value of doing their best, working together, doing the right thing, and making other people happy.

Resident Gerald Sanchez, a parent at Zinnia Towers, said that Kidzinnia was a “great activity”, sharing that he appreciated that it was both informative and fun.

“Keep it up,” he told the PMO, referring to the event’s success.

According to Zinnia Towers property manager Edilyn Perez, the idea for the event came about because they wanted to get children more involved in the community.

“The PMO believes that children have a positive impact and contribution to the community,” she said, explaining that children are a factor to having a safe, clean, and healthy environment.

The workshops according to Perez were designed to teach children how to be better members of the Zinnia community, in an interesting and experiential way. They also aimed to instill values that will benefit the children in the long run, and help them not only at home, but also in school, and with their friends.

For instance, she explained that learning about property management and having that hands-on experience not only made the children more aware of house rules, but because property managers are leaders, the experience also helped instill leadership skills in the kids, training them to be more proactive in the future.

KidZinnia was only one of several events held by the PMO for its residents. They also held a bazaar as well as a Santa Cruzan to keep Filipino culture alive while giving the residents an opportunity to bond, make friends, and have fun.

“We want them to have not just a home, but a community,” Perez said.

Indeed, community is the best word to describe what the residents at Zinnia Towers have. The best part is, their community includes the entire family – especially the kids.

Zinnia Towers is one of the developments of DMCI Homes, the country’s first Quadruple A real estate developer known for building quality resort-inspired communities in Mega Manila, Baguio, Boracay and Davao City. Each of its properties is built with world-standard craftsmanship borne from D.M. Consunji Inc.'s over 60 years of expertise in the construction and development industry.

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