Saturday, May 30, 2009

1st GFI Mindanao Summer Arts Workshop

The Maligo Elementary School of Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines hosted the first Summer Arts Workshop on May 25, 2009 in partnership with the Galing Foundation, Inc. According to Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Coordinator, “it is the first time for these indigent students to do an artwork and have experienced the fun in their creativity”.

A total of 57 students participated for the arts workshop that was composed of students from Maligo Elementary School, Maligo Day Care School and the GFI Mindanao Kids Club.

The submitted artworks will form part of the upcoming month long Filipino Children’s Art Exhibit in Roswell Visual Arts Center, Georgia. Ms. Robles added that “the participants were able to explore and express their insights/views and perception about the United States of America based on the educational resource materials they got from GFI”. The student participants further expressed their gratitude for “ the fun, enjoyment, and the worthy experience that made them feel great this summer”.

GFI Mindanao outreach would like to thank the teachers of Maligo Elementary School, Maligo Day Care School, GFI local volunteers, student artists, local government officials and GFI school supply donors for making this 1st Summer Arts Workshop in a predominantly Blaan tribal school possible.
Photos courtesy of Mrs. Jocelyn Robles.

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