ROXAS CITY(May 30)- Some 150 participants are geared to convene here for the forthcoming ” DUNGOG SANG MGA TUMANDOK NGA PAMATAN –ON” ( PRIDE OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH) Youth Camp, May 28-31,2011 at the Villareal Stadium.
Coming from the different Cultural Communities of Northern, Central and Southern Philippines, the delegations will comprise SK officials, members of tribal council, non-governmental organizations, church and school organizations whom will take part in this three-day intercultural youth camp which will feature lectures, community immersion dialogues, group discussions and performance showcase such as dance, drama ,music, rituals.
Spearheaded by the National commission for the Culture And the Arts, the Subcommission on Cultural communities and Traditional Arts in partnership with the Capiz Provincial Government thru the Capiz Provincial Tourism Office, this project will be implemented by the Sigmahanon Foundation for Culture and the Arts Inc.
“Diverse gift, budding human potentials, creative and leadership skills are to be highlighted thru this event while participants will have a brief but spell-binding encounter of captivating Capiz.” as Mr. Al Tesoro , Capiz Provincial Tourism Officer and Project Director elucidates.
“A deep sense of understanding, appreciation and pride for Filipino culture and imbibed creativity and positive social values are to be brought home by the participants having attended the said gathering,” Tesoro further disclosed.
Enligtening lectures will be delivered by well-versed resource speakers. Among the topics which will be tackled will include Input 1: Mga Kabataang Katutubo, Wer Na U?- A Closer Look on the Situation of Indigenous Youth; Input 2.Hir Na Me. Wat’s Up? Situating the Youth in the Political, Economic and Cultural Environment Towards Responsible Citizenry; UNLIKULTura , Ipasa Mo! The Value of Natural and Cultural Heritage and Urgent Need to Preserve Indigenous Traditions.
Meanwhile, Mr. Gordy Labod, Chairman Commission on Dramatic Arts, NCCA will shed light on Input 4: 0noy Power: Kayo Mo?- Youth Empowerment through Creative Power.
There will also be “Byaheng IP- a community immersion/interaction with various organizations/groups which will fall on the second day.
Colorful cultural performances by IP participants from the varied indigenous peoples communities will be the main local crowd-drawing attraction which will be staged at Provincial Park.
The said youth gathering will commence with a campfire dubbed “Wrimaw Pinoy”( Solidarity in Diversity) on its closing program.
Expected personalities to grace the camp are NCCA and NCIP officials, local government officials, and IP advocates. (Manuel V. Ponsaran-PTCAO)