The day was celebrated through talks, moderated conversations, exhibits, presentations, a book launch and music and poetry jam by Cebuano personalities such as NYC Playwright Linda Faigao Hall, Jay Chiongbian, Mark Deutsch of Happy Garaje, The Other(ed) Woman’s author Hope Sabanpan Yu and many others.
The free event was attended by literary enthusiasts and students from different colleges in the metro. The Literary Festival wouldn’t be possible without the passion and love for everything literary of Little Boy Production’s Hendri Go and author Ms. Hope Sabanpan Yu.
Really ecstatic that iLearners was part of the first ever Literary Festival in Cebu.With iLearners Inc.’s effort in improving literacy in rural Cebu, I was invited to talk at LitFest about how we, iLearners Inc., are “Promoting Literacy across Mountains and Seas.” The 15-minute talk happened at 12:30 noontime discussing our approach and program implementation. Also an iLearners booth was accepting book donations from the attendees of the event.
The children’s books that you have donated will be used for our Reading Program in one of our adopted schools, Caohagan Elementary School. Research found that reading to children is a proven early literacy intervention. (Source: www.reachoutandread.org)
We would like to thank all those who dropped by the iLearners Booth during the LitFest and donated books for our Reading Program.
Thank you so much Joanalyn Gabales, Adrian Muntuerto, Marielle Tabernero, Babylyn de los Santos, Janine Estrada, Melanie Nillama, Jessica Ca-ay, Bianca Ochia, Clarita Latorza, Loui Jay Lumangcas, Mieshel Comaingking, Menche Anosa, Mary Tess Abangan, Michelou Enjambre, Rachel Amad, Clarisa Canedo, Rheakins Guegue, Rachel Paquera P, Gumalen Alferez, Ma. Cecilia Gonzales, Rhea Durohon, Nancy Cudis, Nicolo Nasol, Manecuie Diaz, Genevieve Bisson, Mary Grace Penaranda, Jay Ann Tapangan and Eloisa Hernandez of Rose Institute of Cosmetology and Pharmacy.