Sentro Rizal aims develop and instill among children the habit of reading and also to introduce Filipino literature to Indonesian audience.

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Storytelling Workshop at Fajar Hidayah Islamic School at Kota Wisata, Cibubur, Opening Ceremony; lecture activities and simulations.

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Embassy of the Philippines in Jakarta through the Sentro Rizal Jakarta and Adarna House Incorporated recently conducted story telling workshops for Indonesian and Filipino teachers from April 29 until May 5.

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Storytelling Workshop in Bali, from lecture, activities and simulations

Some sixty (60) Indonesian teachers at the Fajar Hidaya Islamic School in Cibubur, Indonesia joined the activity.

In Jakarta, 45 Filipino teachers participated in the workshop and a joint number of 25 teachers, both Indonesian and Filipino, joined in the workshop conducted in Bali. The aim of the workshop is to develop and instill among children the habit of reading and also to introduce Filipino literature to Indonesian audience.

Adarna House, a known publishing house for children’s books in the Philippine, donated sets of books that were used in the three venues.

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Awarding of certificates and photo opportunities by the participants with Ambassador Isleta.

To date, the Filipino participants to the workshops are currently being tapped to provide story telling sessions for Filipino children and other nationalities on a regular basis. By this training sessions, SR equips Filipino teachers the necessary skills to teach Filipino literature and language to communities abroad. This is still part of the development of the Sentro Rizal modules on Philippine history, culture and arts as its main thrust is to instill Filipino pride through cultural education among Filipino immigrant children.

Aside from the conduct of training for teachers, Dyali Justo also conducted a storytelling sessions for children at the Philippine Embassy last May 5.

For more information on the SENTRO RIZAL, you may call Ms. Maria Shaina Santiago through numbers (02) 5272192 loc.605 or email

For questions on this press release please contact Mr. Rene S. Napeñas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office through numbers 527-2192 loc 208 or email your queries to;