Gathering in Harmony for Love of God and Neighbor (Puerto National High School joins the World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration) (950)

In Philippines by Ivy-Ann Ruaya Sumagang

29Jan2018
02Feb2018

Puerto National High School will join the celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week through activities set for students and will be oart of their performance task grades in the Araling Panlipunan or Social Studies subject in each grade level.

From 7:30am until 5:00pm

At Puerto National High School

Zone 3, Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City, 9000 Philippines

Ivy-Ann Sumagang in collaboration with PNHS' Araling Panlipunan Department / N/A

ACTIVITIES The call for peace has always been the outcry of the world, our motherland, and especially our island Mindanao. Hence, it is good to look back that last November 2017, Puerto National High School has joined the celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace 2017 which was incorporated with the school’s English month celebration. The celebration was pushed through in partnership with Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference – Youth Secretariate (MSPC – YS) through the social advocacy campaign KAMI NAMAN which aims to spread awareness about human trafficking. KAMI NAMAN was one of the chosen shortlisted participants for the Digital Youth Summit organized by Mano Amiga Pilipinas and Facebook that aims to mold and train young leaders for responsible use of online spaces. The summit was attended by Ivy-Ann R. Sumagang, KAMI NAMAN representative, as official business approved by the Department of Education Regional Director. By such event, Puerto National High School became the immediate community where Ms. Sumagang will go back and reiterate and continue the aim of the campaign, the learning from the summit, and the continuous activities that will help the youth to be aware of the different issues in the society, be empathetic individuals, and become responsible citizens in all the communities they are part of, especially giving emphasis on the digital and online spaces. With this, in the first week of February as stated in the Rationale, Puerto National High School is again invited by its partner the Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference – Youth Secretariate (MSPC – YS) to celebrate with them and the world in the World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration. To better target a meaningful and concrete action for this celebration, it was planned out that activities be incorporated in the Araling Panlipunan subject in all grade levels by which activities will be part of their Performance Task grades. The following are the proposed activities for the celebration (which are simple activities for a community participating for the first time): Grades 7 and 8 Care for the environment is part of the call for a harmonious and peaceful living in the community. As part of the directives to create and develop a landscape in front of the classrooms, this activity will be an important part for the grades 7 and 8. This will be their way of support for the celebration which will then be called as “Greening Sacred Spaces.” Together with this, the grades 7 and 8 will help in the proper waste segregation in the school. To add more challenge to this, there will be three (3) best green spaces that will be awarded with certificates and cash prizes. Grade 9 The grade 9 students who were participants of the talk about Anti-Human Trafficking given by BALAOD MINDANAW, are challenged to formulate and release a statement that would capture their learning and as concrete response of what was learned from the talk. The statement should capture how each faith denounce human trafficking and how this may lead to harmony among people. Statements will be formulated by each section and will be read during the Interfaith Prayer and Dialogue, planned to be scheduled on February 2, 2018. Grade 10 Government lies not only with the people weelected into the position but as people of our country, we are included in the success and system of oir government. Thus, the grade 10 students will gather for a synposium about participative governance on February 2, 2018. Grade 11 As part of their core subject Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics, the grade 11 will organize the Interfaith Prayer and Dialogue on February 2, 2018 as the big activity for this celebration. This activity will gather everyone in the community, giving each faith a venue to express their faith through a community prayer. There will be a student representative from each faith to say their prayer which will then be accompanied by a candle-lighting ceremony as a symbolic part of the activity. All these activities will be supported by the Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral Conference – Youth Secretariate (MSPC – YS) and other needs will be extended through in-kind or financial. These activities are actions in continuing the aim in molding the young to be empathetic individuals and responsible citizens in the society and in this digital era.

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