Participants in the poster making contest for the Og Eskwela Puron Art and Literary Festival on Wednesday. (davaotoday photo)

Literary and Arts Fest for Lumad education highlights Reading Month in Davao City


(This story and photo appears in Davao Today)

DAVAO CITY – The Save Our Schools Network (SoS) held a Literary and Arts Festival here to “raise public awareness especially among the youth on the lumad’s plight in education and their struggle for self-determination and ancestral domain.”

Dubbed as “Og Eskwela Puron” or “To school, I wish”, the activity also aims to “widen various forms of support for the education of the IP children.”

The Literary and Arts festival was held Wednesday afternoon at the lobby of University of Immaculate Concepcion in Fr. Selga Street, here.

Rius Valle of the SoS Network Southern Mindanao said the festival, “is in line with September as the Literacy month and the 10th year anniversary commemoration of the Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanugon Learning Center, Inc. (STTICLC).”

The six categories include essay writing, poetry writing, song writing, short story writing, poster making and slogan making. Each category is divided into two divisions, particularly high school and college level.

In each category, there will be a grand winner who will receive cash prize and certificate. One entry will also be chosen as People’s Choice awardee through Facebook starting Wednesday night until Saturday.

Winners are set to be announced this coming saturday, September 26 in the afternoon at the UIC Auditorium.

Schools who participated include Brokenshire College of Davao, Emar Human and Environmental College, Davao City National High School and the University of Immaculate Concepcion as its host school. (davaotoday.com)