Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why Joining the Bohol Reading Caravan Was a Fulfilling Experience

November is the National Reading Month and to mark the occasion, the Department of Education with World Vision and Save the Children/ BasaPilipinas initiated the 2015 Bohol Storytelling Caravan that took the volunteer storytellers including Your Roving Eye to a most exciting adventure around the province of Bohol. 

 Story- telling & Read Aloud Workshop


Armed with nothing except the common passion for reading and tips & pointers learned during the Storytelling & Read- Aloud Workshop, the volunteers took on the task with gladness & cheerfulness and along the way, my group composed of Vida Tirol de Juan, Paul Vistal, Liza Macalandag who just arrived home from a nearly- two year volunteer stint in Ethiopia and Sir Ruel Solon of BasaPilipinas met a lot of wide- eyed Boholano pupils who squealed in delight with our presence and spell- bound as the storytellers animatedly and alternately acted out the various characters in the books. 
Paul Vistal celebrates his birthday with Dauis pupils in rapt attention


 Vida Tirol de Juan with kinder pupils

Lazada Philippines


 Your Roving Eye with Grade 2 pupils from Sagasa Elem. School, Balilihan


Everyone went home tired and exhausted but the friendly teachers we encountered in Sagasa Elem. School, Balilihan, Catigbian Central West Elem. School, Lourdes Elem. School in Panglao and Dauis Central Elem. School and the insights and lessons imparted to the pupils especially on the importance of reading as the key to learn and to gain knowledge made the whole- day activity worth it.
 Chilling at Tambahayan CafĂ©, my newly- discovered hang out with Liza, Paul & Vida
Hoping that our socio- civic organizations would also adopt the Storytelling Program in order to encourage more kids to take up the reading habit again

Bedimpled & Bodacious Boholano Blogger Headline Animator