Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Smart puts a smile at Mocpoc Norte 
kids via storytelling project

MOCPOC, Loon (PIA)--Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) made over 100 kids from Mocpoc Norte in Loon town smile during a week-long series of storytelling sessions.

The Smart Summer Storytelling Program in Mocpoc Elementary School ended recently with the turnover of school supplies donated to the children to help them prepare for this year’s classes.

Mocpoc Elementary School also received three classroom building from PLDT. Some 156 children-beneficiaries from grades 1 to 6 attended each storytelling session which started on May 11-16 and were held at Mocpoc Elementary School, one of the areas struck by the magnitude 7.2 quake in October 2013.

“The SMART Summer Storytelling is an annual activity held to enhance children’s love for reading and learning,” said Smart Senior Public Affairs Officer, NN Navarro.

“It is not only a simple storytelling but it gives opportunities to be entertained and learn good values from the stories they heared,” Navarro added.

Every day for six straight days, kids would go to the Smart Summer Storytelling activity as they seek different stories and fun activities conducted by active and dynamic volunteer teachers from Mocpoc Elementary School and volunteer students from the University of San Jose Recoletos of Cebu.

Various Filipino stories were read to the children during each storytelling session, which took about two hours.

The week-long activity capped off with the exciting dramatization of “Emang Engkantada”, a story about caring for the environment. The children were also taught how to segregate their trash properly.

“I was getting more excited day by day to come to school to meet friends, classmates, teachers and volunteers and most of all hear another story,” shared Mary Joy Laguardia, an incoming grade 6 pupil.

The number of kids that participated in the activity was quite overwhelming considering that it was the first time for Smart to hold such activity in the area. 

Navarro said, more than just the activities, these kids will always have a story to tell other people. For them, summer was not just about fun and play, but also about inspiring stories that help in values formation. It was indeed the smartest way to spend their summer. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

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