Thursday, December 1, 2011

SOCSARGEN’s MINDANAO WEEK OF PEACE: A Celebration for the Tri-People

The Opening.

Samboang-Ngilay High School of Brgy. Batomelong hosted the opening of the Mindanao Week of Peace. The SOCSARGEN peace network, a loose network composed of various sectors in the society like NGO’s, academe, police, army, religious groups and various organizations converged to highlight its peace advocacies. The school enrolled significant number of Christians, Lumad and Muslim students. The week long celebration started from November 25- December 1, 2011.

The Activities.

Many of the activities involved children. Child friendly activities like origami (for the peace dove), kite flying, and coloring were among their favorites. Sculptures, artists and bands highlighted the week long exhibit in the mall. Products of peace and development communities – the Sweet Peace Coco Sugar and the Saravia’s best coco vinegar and sinamak also joined the exhibit.

The Culmination.

The Fun Run and Walk for peace culminated of the weeklong celebration. It started in the oval plaza and ended at Camp Lira. The proceeds of the event will be donated to Samboang-Ngilay High School to help them fence their campus.

1 comment:

MIMI said...

We had the same activity in our school and I'm thankful that I was able to attend one of activities in line with the celebration of Mindanao Week of Peace, t'was the Peace Camp, Isang Diyos, Isang buhay, Isang paglalakbay tungo sa kapayapaan.