Reading Festival, an interpretative reading competition among elementary (Grade 1 – Grade 6) and High School (First-Fourth year) in per level basis kicks off October 23 in Laoag City Auditorium. It is a half-day event that will focus on public schools with special consideration for children from marginalized families. 10 winners will be declared per area and date for a total of 30 winners in all.
The contest will be featuring Goin’ Bulilit Kids and other entertainers with the following dates and venues:
October 23 – Laoag City Auditorium;
October 24 – Heritage Resort Caoayan (Metro Vigan);
October 25 – SM City Rosales (Pangasinan).
The event objective is to inspire and encourage school children and youth to value reading, education and literacy in order to succeed if not become productive members of society. It is in-line with the Department of Education’s (Dep Ed) read-a-thon (reading) program. Reading is one of the most potent tools to success which has been overlooked due to trends, lack of motivation and lack of reading materials among impoverished youths. Through this activity, the organizers hope to provide information and motivation to youths about the importance of reading and literacy to make them become successful or productive members of society. The organizers also aim to stage this event nationwide, area per area.
Highlights of the series of events include the contest proper and entertainment numbers from the Goin’ Bulilit Kids, professional young sing & dance groups Charmers, Pinay
Barbies, etc. It is open to the public. Entrance at SM City Rosales The Activity Center is for free.
The literacy campaign background of the organizers at Bituen (www.bituen.com) aims to emphasize the importance of education and literacy to audience and the public through relevant events. This was started with the "Voc Tech Night" conducted November 29 2008 at Amoranto Stadium.
Already, Move on Philippines (http://moveonphil.org/), Heritage Resort (http://www.heritresort.com/) GypsyPunk (http://gypsypunk.biz), Precious Pages Corporation (http://phr.com.ph/index.html), Cozy Place in Rosales Pangasinan, Northview Hotel of Laoag and other organizations have already signified their support.
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