Twenty-four (24) youth, aged 5 to 12, completed the “Masayang Matutuo ng Wikang Filipino” module of the language program spearheaded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts through its Sentro Rizal branch in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Students of the Filipino Language class in Sentro Rizal Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Dean Rosario Alonzo (Project Director Filipino Language Moduel) Ambassador Christopher Montero, Teacher Ruth Penano, Consul Myca Fischer and Teacher Hershey Buencosejo.

Students of the Filipino Language class in Sentro Rizal Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Dean Rosario Alonzo (Project Director Filipino Language Module) Ambassador Christopher Montero, Teacher Ruth Penano, Consul Myca Fischer and Teacher Hershey Buencosejo.

The Moving Up Ceremony which served as the class graduation was last December 5, 2015 at the SR Phnom Penh to celebrate the completion of the first module of the four-month long language program.

Filipino children who completed the class showcased their proficiency in the language through literary, musical and dramatic performances and classic Pinoy games like Pinoy Henyo and Pera o Bayong. Jodie Davidson delivered a message in behalf of the class.

The commencement program was attended by RP Ambassador to Cambodia Christopher Montero and Dean Rosario Alonzo of the University o the Philippines, who drafted the module for the language program.

“Maganda ang naging pagtanggap ng mga kabataang kalahok at magulang sa programa sa wika ng NCCA. Sa katunayan, tinanong na ng mga magulang kung kailan sisimulan ang ikalawang modyul” said Rosario who is currently working on the succeeding modules for the SR language program.

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