What is Lil' Balikbayan?
Lil’ Balikbayan is a Filipino Cultural Exploration Box series designed for families with children ages 3-12 who want to explore Filipino culture and heritage. The literal meaning of “Balikbayan” is a Filipino from abroad returning back to the Philippines. In this context, “Lil’ Balikbayan” refers to children of Filipino heritage in the diaspora who can return to their roots through exploring the contents of our cultural enrichment boxes, hence our tagline “Returning home through cultural discovery”. Lil’ Balikbayan is a synergistic collaboration between two culturally-passionate mamas of three - Michele Montierro of @filamlearners and Julie Cruz of @filamfamgram.