Understanding the Child’s Life in Hospitals

For 23 years, Kythe Child Life Specialists have continuously sought to learn about what the child-patient thinks and feels while confined in the hospital through the Child Life Program. In the  Kythe Child Life Program, we enter the child’s world through play. We use play because it is the child’s way to communicate happiness, hurts and fears. And once we have a grasp of what the child-patient needs, we provide the necessary interventions like preparation and education about the illness, coping techniques during medical procedures and emotional support during times of grief. Many times, we  have also provided for their physical needs like chemotherapy medicines and financial support for medical procedures. This is what the Kythe Child Life Program is about. It is understanding the child’s life in the hospital and responding  to their needs in a holistic way. Because in Child Life we make sure “the hospital is not only a place to heal, but also a place to learn play and grow.”
  • News and Events

  • Kythe Camp 2015: Rushing into the Summer

    Kythe Camp 2015: Rushing into the Summer

    All smiles in summer paradise for the kids during Kythe Camp 2015, held last April 28–30 in Clearwater Resort and Country Club, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Read more...

  • Congratulations Senate Defenders!

    Congratulations Senate Defenders!

    Kythe lauds the Senate Defenders team for winning third place in the UNTV Basketball Tournament last season. This is their second time to choose Kythe Foundation as their beneficiary. From their winnings, the Senate team donated PHP125,000 last April 28, 2015, accepted on behalf of Kythe by Board of Trustees member Dr. Kelly Salvador. Congratulations once again, Senate Defenders, for being champions for the Kythe kids!

  • Kythe’s Dr. Angie Sievert-Fernandez receives APCASOT fellowship

    Kythe’s Dr. Angie Sievert-Fernandez receives APCASOT fellowship

    Dr. Angie Sievert-Fernandez, Kythe’s Child Life Program Manager, travels to Brisbane, Australia under the Union for International Cancer Control’s APCASOT fellowship. Read more...

  • Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo invited to Asia Pacific Leaders Roundtable in Singapore for patient health

    Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo invited to Asia Pacific Leaders Roundtable in Singapore for patient health

    Executive Director Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo represents the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations for Sanofi Partners in Patient Health conference in Singapore. Read more...

  • Stories of Hope

  • Ching Crafts for a Cause: Kids create, donate to Kythe

    Ching Crafts for a Cause: Kids create, donate to Kythe

    Diana Ching spearheads crafts sessions for kids in Washington, to help them have fun and learn to give at an early age.
    Read more...

  • Atty. Regina Jacinto-Barrientos: Every Day, Every Act

    Atty. Regina Jacinto-Barrientos: Every Day, Every Act

    Atty. Regina Jacinto-Barrientos shares about everyday positive change and taking on challenges as a Kythe trustee. Read more...

  • Cliford’s Strengths and Joys

    Cliford’s Strengths and Joys

    Cliford was proud to receive this year’s “Most Promising Camper” award during Kythe Night. His bright smile, participation in camp activities, and rapport with his fellow campers earned him this distinction. Read more...

  • Be a Volunteer!

    The next volunteer orientation will be on August 15, 2015 at Kythe office. Orientation promptly starts at 8:45 a.m. Please bring Php300 each for your Kythe volunteer shirt. Thank you!
    The Kythe office is located at Room 201 FSS 1 Bldg. #20 Sct. Tuason corner Sct. Castor Streets Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
    Click here to view the map.
    Please sign-up here.
    Please watch out for our next volunteer orientation on January 2015. Thank you!
  • Kythe Child Life Program

    For 20 years, Kythe Child Life Specialists have continuously sought to learn about what the child-patient thinks and feels while confined in the hospital through the Child Life Program. Watch this video to learn more about Kythe Child Life Program. Know more...
  • Connect with Kythe

  • Affiliations