Batang Bayani International Inc.

Plush and PlayBatang Bayani International Inc.

Vision

 

To be the leading Filipino global toy company that inspires the next generation of young heroes and nation builders.

Mission

 

By melding the creative genius of the poor together with the passion of young social entrepeneurs, we create proudly Filipino world class products, restoring our people’s dignity and promoting children’s right to play, one stitch at a time.

Goals

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Provide a secure source of income for 500 families by 2017

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Education

Continuously inspire and raise a new generation of young heroes and local social entrepreneurs

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Equality

In 2024 no children in the Philippines will be deprived of their right to play, growing up without toys

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Standards

Continuously set new standards in the Philippine toy industry in the areas of safety, social and environmental impact

Team Members

Batang Bayani International, Inc is composed of a team of young and talented individuals form different fields to build a global, Philippine based company that offers child friendly and environment friendly toys.

Fabien Courteille

Founder | Board member of the GK Enchanted Farm

Fabien Courteille

Founder | Board member of the GK Enchanted Farm

In 2011, Fabien decided to fly to the Philippines to learn more about social entrepreneurship and looking for answers and ideas to bring home but eventually he fell in love with the country and the vision and did not go back to France.

He is now part of the team building the Enchanted Farm Village University platform in the Philippines and in October 2012 he founded his own social enterprise called BatangBayani International Inc, offering socially responsible toys Plush and Play providing livelihood opportunities for women in the countryside.

    Ainee Idanan

    President | School Directress

    Ainee Idanan

    President | School Directress
    An educator, toy-maker, and social entrepreneur, that’s Ainee! With a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Life and Child Development from the University of The Philippines, Ainee’s creativity, passion, and sunny personality aid in developing young minds and creating developmentally-appropriate learning materials.
    In October 2012, she joined the Batang Bayani International Inc. and helped create one of a kind plush toys that showcase the abundant resources of our land as well as the craftsmanship and ingenuity of Filipino mothers. Ainee’s dedication and perseverance helps her overcome any challenge and lets her give a hundred and one percent in everything she does.

      Coco Castro Cruz

      Co-Founder | Hands on mother | Filipina nation-builder

      Coco Castro Cruz

      Co-Founder | Hands on mother | Filipina nation-builder

      Coco has been with Gawad Kalinga since 2005, first discovering mission work through GK-Ateneo’s Team Gabaldon. She has then been involved with various social work/activities, and more recently busineses that help uplift the lives of the poor. Aside from Plush and Play, she is also a co-founder of Joomajam, a social enterprise that makes learning fun through music and is currently part of her family’s manufacturing business.

      More importantly, she’s mother to Sining and Diwa and wife to Loleng (Mark Lawrence). Having two kids and a couple of nephews and nieces makes the Cruz household a small lab incubator for fun, educational, safe and age appropriate products for kids.

        Howard Lorenzo

        Co-founder | Architect | Designer

        Howard Lorenzo

        Co-founder | Architect | Designer

        Howard started as an in-house designer for the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm back when he was an architecture student in 2012.

        He collaborated with Fabien to create safe and sustainable educational toys that could also provide livelihood for nanays of the community. He’d been onboard with the Batang Bayani Team from brainstorming to execution of ideas, especially in the design area for the toys.

          Lanie Montepio

          Co-founder | Preschool teacher | Child’s rights advocate

          Lanie Montepio

          Co-founder | Preschool teacher | Child’s rights advocate

          Now in her 5th year of teaching,  Lanie has seen the role of play in a child’s holistic development. Being a part of the Batang Bayani International, Inc. in 2012 provided her with an opportunity to continue her desire to contribute in creating meaningful experiences for children through toys and educational materials.  Toys that are safe and developmentally-appropriate. She also believes in the importance of molding a generation of young heroes with the help of the talented nanays in the community.

            You ?

            You ?

            Join the team !

            We are always looking for new talents.

            Send us your CV and motivation letter at plushandplay@yahoo.com

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