Let’s Help Build a Nation of Learners

Established in 2012, The Storytelling Project (TSP) is a Filipino non-profit that fosters love of reading through storytelling to cultivate imagination, inspiration, and hope in Filipino families.

We travel to far flung, difficult to reach remote communities. We aim to directly impact grade school students, their families, and schoolteachers; and indirectly, the whole community.

Our Values

  • Happy Learning

  • Love

  • Inclusivity

  • Service

  • Perseverance

Our Story

TSP’s founders, Rey Bufi and Grace Bufi, are former employees of a telecommunications company who were involved in its employee engagement activities. They used to hold weekend storytelling activities for partner institutions of the company.

However, both founders realized the non-sustainability of this kind of activity as these were not done regularly. Furthermore, there was no clear assessment of the impact of the program on the reading engagement of the kid beneficiaries. Therefore, they thought of a month-long storytelling program as a long-term solution.

Source: “The Impact of the 21-Day Storytelling Program On Selected Grade 2 Students of Pagsawitan Elementary School” by Darrel Manuel Marco

Rey and Grace Bufi, with their son, Likha and daughter, Hiraya.


Partnered with nine (9) schools and communities


Distributed and donated more than 20,000 storybooks to libraries and Filipino children.


Given storytelling workshops for more than 10,000 teachers, volunteers, soldiers, and students around the country.


Shared stories to more than 10,000 kids from the 30 provinces.

Meet the TSP Team

Committee Heads

  • Advocacy and Programs (AP)
    • Lea Nazareno
    • Anthony Yoma
    • Julia Marco
    • Manar Lim
  • Volunteer Care (VC)
    • Lilet Medina
    • Anne Felias
  • Finance and Resource Management (FRM)
    • Elvina Dela Cruz
    • Theejay Natividad
    • Rahn Dela Cruz
  • Marketing and Public Relations (MPR)
    • Elaine Cotoner
    • Jeanne Morales
    • Jackie Isip
  • Quality Management Committee (QMC)
    • Diane Cerda

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