Vision. A premiere children’s hands-on museum that will awaken and stimulate the creative and intellectual potential of children allowing them to discover, understand and appreciate themselves, others, their environment, their culture and the rest of the world.
Mission. To establish an alternative center of learning and discovery that will enhance and stimulate the children to reach their highest potential.
The Museo Sang Bata Sa Negros (MSBN) is a hands-on and interactive museum for children that is focused on the marine environment. It is located on the shoreline of Barangay Old Sagay, beside the 32,000 hectares Sagay marine protected area, or locally called SMR (Sagay Marine Reserve). Close to 90% of the people living in and around this area are dependent on the marine resources for their food and livelihood.
The Museo serves as an alternative learning center for marine conservation education. Through its various programs, the Museo is slowly helping transform the local communities’ attitude towards the environment. Its flagship program is , “ Marine Conservation Education Program” where public elementary science teachers undergo training, to help raise awareness and appreciation of the marine environment especially among the children living in the Northern part of Negros from Victorias, Manapla, Cadiz, Sagay, Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava and San Carlos. To date we have trained more than 200 teachers from these areas.
Another important program and which the museum is known for is the , “ Museum Junior Guide Program” children ages 8 to 12 years of age, act as guides to visitors around the museum. Since these are mostly children of fisher folks, the knowledge they gain in this program make them good stewards of the environment.
Sectoral beneficiaries and its number:
Coastal Communities – approx. 5,000 men, women, children
Sagay City – approx. 120,000 men, women, children
Full Name of Organization: Museo sang Bata sa Negros Foundation, A Hands-on and Interactive Children’s Museum (Non-stock, non-profit foundation)
Contact Person: Elizabeth Cordova la O’ – Museum Director
Business address: Brgy. Old Sagay, Sagay City 6122 Negros Occidental Philippines
Tel. No.: +6334578003
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Date Established: June 11, 2003 Registered with : Security and Exchange Commission
Date of Registration: Nov. 5, 2002 Total no. of staff/personnel 7, 30 volunteer Junior guides
Membership in network/alliance/federation/coalition:
Museo Sang Bata Sa Negros (MSBN) is a member of the West Visayan Association of Museums.
Museo sang Bata sa Negros is a member of SAMP the intercontinental Network of museums which is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.
Mrs. Ma. Clara A. Camacho
Mrs. Merle Severino
Mrs.Corazon G. Escario
Engr. Jose A. Frange
Mrs. Lourdes L. Escalante
Ms. Nancy O. Fernandez
Mr. Leonito Lopue
Ms. Eva Abesamis
Mr. Leo Rafael M. Cueva
Ms. Emily Yanson
Ms. Susan M. Javelosa
Mrs. Marilyn B. Gamboa
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