Kids Become Electricians and House Painters at KidZania Manila Home Finishing Establishment
At KidZania Manila, empowering children to build a better and brighter world starts not only with helping them develop valuable life skills, but also enabling them to experience what it’s like to actually help finish a house.
The interactive kid-sized city recently welcomed the launch of the Home Finishing establishment courtesy of new industry partner, First Balfour, one of the country’s leading construction and engineering companies.
The official launch was graced by First Balfour President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Anthony Fernandez, who talked about how First Balfour and KidZania Manila share the same vision of helping shape a better nation by nurturing today’s younger generation.
"Over the past four decades, our purpose has been to contribute to building the nation and uplifting the quality of life of the Filipino. Like KidZania, First Balfour believes in fostering a better world, a brighter future – and a brighter future comes from dreams and aspirations nurtured during the early years. We believe KidZania provides these opportunities to young minds whose future lies in creativity and enriched imagination," Fernandez said.
“We’re proud to partner with one of the few companies that consistently maintain a triple-certification for ISO (International Order for Standardization) and safety occupational health (OHSAS),” said State Governor of KidZania Philippines Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas. “The First Balfour Home Finishing establishment was built to inspire kids to explore jobs in the construction industry. Filipinos are known for their artistry and craftsmanship, and are sought after all over the world. This is something that we can all be proud of.”
With the opening of the Home Finishing establishment in the metropolis, kids can experience working as electricians— fixing electrical wirings to power up appliances-- and house painters— painting the walls of a house. Each 15-minute activity can accommodate 4 kids and pays 8 kidZos.
The Home Finishing establishment is just one of KidZania Manila’s over 70 establishments with more than 100 role-playing activities that enable kids to explore, discover, and learn how the real world works.
Let your kids discover more ways to build a better world only at KidZania Manila’s newly opened Home Finishing establishment. The play city is open every day: Weekdays (9AM to 4PM); and Weekends (9AM to 2PM and 3 to 8PM). As a special treat, the play city is extending playtime hours every Friday until August 2016. For tickets and more information, visit manila.kidzania.com.
These budding electricians toggle the switches of a household fuse box at the Home Finishing establishment to discover how electricity powers appliances.
Using a roller brush, visitors try their hand at painting walls inside the Home Finishing establishment.
KidZania Manila Industry Partners Director Cecille Mariño, and Mayor and COO Cookie Bartolome (first and second from left), with RightZkeeper Beebop, State Governor of KidZania Philippines Maricel Pangilinan-Arenas, and First Balfour President and COO Anthony Fernandez (rightmost) during the launch of the Home Finishing establishment at the play city.