NGO sets peace initiative activities in NegOr

By: Jennifer C. Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept 12 (PIA) –The Oriental Negros Children’s Advocacy Network (ONCAN) to hold a Peace Initiatives Exhibits  with some non-government organizations and government agencies in observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month of September at Robinson’s Place, Dumaguete City.

ONCAN president Marietta Jambora said the exhibits will be held on September 16-22 and highlight schoolchildren’s messages on what is peace  for them.

The week-long display also includes some photos and agencies’ accomplishment relative to the celebration which carries the theme, “Lahat ay Peace-sible”.

Jambora said to sustain the month-long peace month observance, the Oncan leads an educational tour on September 22 called “Bayanihan para sa Kabataan, Lakbay Aral para sa Karunungan” for Grades 5 and 6 public school pupils of Cantombol Elementary School, barangay Canggohob, Mabinay.


“All these kids are children of our indigenous people (IP) and they will be accompanied by their school principal, teachers, PTA officers, and members of the barangay council,” said Jambora.


On the same day, at 2p.m. a culmination program will be held for the week-long exhibit wherein the school children will also present a tribal dance, added Jambora.


Other performers for the program include the YATTA, Bata Ng Calabnugan, Masaligan Dancers and the KABILIN dance troupe.


The Oncan member organizations invite the public to witness and watch the exhibit and the presentation at Robinsons.


The Peace Month enjoined all government agencies, NGOs, academe and civil society groups to initiate and participate in meaningful activities to instill greater consciousness and understanding among the Filipino people of the comprehensive peace process


Meanwhile, Jambora called on Oncan member NGOs to identify five indigent children-beneficiaries each for its Christmas season gift-giving activity. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)


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