Believing that learning also occurs outside the classroom, the AB English students of the University of Cebu – College of Liberal Arts manifested their scholastic and social duties in a community outreach and literacy program. Spearheaded by their professor Gianne Rensen V. Antonio, Literature students showcased their thespian, storytelling and pedagogic skills for the children of Lanipao and Napo in Sapangdaku, Cebu City.
Local folktales such as Haring Gangis ug Haring Leon, Maria Cacao and the Legend of the Chocolate Hills told through a chamber theater both entertained and educated the curious kids. While the future language educators from UC taught basic elocution and gesticulation through poetry and songs. They also turned over several copies of the storybooks they designed, of which the contents they either wrote or translated in class this semester.
Day-care teacher Maria Teresa Moroscallo, representing the parents, thanked the UC English majors and wished for such activities to be done more often in their remote neighborhood. “More than the school supplies received by the kids, it’s actually the entertainment and education you have given that spell the difference. Truly, you’ve been a part of our village in raising these kids,” she affirmed.
The English majors of the University of Cebu – College of Liberal Arts with Prof. Gianne Rensen V. Antonio posed with the daycare kids of Napo-Lanipao, Sapangdaku, Cebu City after their theater performance, storytelling, musical pedagogy and gift giving.