May 19, 2024

The Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio (OWLS-BC) launched its adopt-a-school program dubbed “Paggawisan ya pan-adalan” at Sto. Tomas Elementary School on March 27 with an aim to support and promote education, culture, and the arts in schools.

Under the leadership of OWLS-BC president Lumina Peil, the organization has partnered with several organizations to make the program a success.

The groups include  the  Hapiyoh Mi Culture & Arts Center, the Pasa-Kalye Group of Artists (PGA), Alliance of Legally Married Police Wives (Alpha-CAR), United Architects of the Philippines-Cordillera, the Rotary Club of Baguio Summer Capital, and the Baguio City Police Office Station 10.

The event was a fun-filled day of creative and literary activities for over 200 students. Book reading and story-telling sessions engaged the students and fostered a love for reading. Mural painting added vibrancy and color to the school, reflecting the creativity of the participants.

An art workshop provided an opportunity for students to explore their artistic abilities and express themselves.

Donated books and school supplies contributed to the school’s resources and encouraged a culture of learning, while a session on anti-illegal drug awareness was also held.

A total of 35 volunteers from civil society groups and police officers showed up to support the event, as their presence demonstrated the power of partnership and collaboration in making a difference in the community.

Sto. Tomas ES Principal Leonila C. Catungal expressed her thanks for the endeavor and for the group for choosing their school as the beneficiary.

The launching of the program has signified a step towards a brighter future for education, culture, and the arts in Baguio, as OWLS-BC’s leadership aims to sustain collaboration and partnership with concerned stakeholders in the education sector. – Maricar Docyogen