I. Schedule of Activities
A. KONSYERTO NG MUNTING PRINSIPE 2018
Preparation for Konsyerto ng Munting Prinsipe is schedule to 29th November until 2 December 2018 and 8 December 2018 at SM
B. Summer Class Programme 2018 was held from 11 April to 13 May 2018.
There were 17 students in the Summer class Tutorial Programme from ages 4 to 10.
A. Summer Class Programme 2017 was held from 11 April to 13 May 2017.
There were 14 students who participated in the summer tutorial.
For the first time thare are music class being given for piano and guitar. Friends, Marte and Rolly Perez, donated their piano to SLCD in February 2017 for the use of the community.
B. "Ang Munting Prinsipe: The Musical" was performed on 30 November to 4 December 2016 at the SLCD facility in Sariaya as weel as in SM Lucena's
Activity Center on 6 December 2016. Trranslated into Pilipino by Lilia F. Antonio, original kyrics of 15 songs were written by Antonio Victor Lantin Reyes and adapted into Sariaya Tagalog by Eriberto
Ricardo J. Dedace. "Le Petit Prince" The original version by Antoine de Saint-Exepery.
II. Ongoing Projects
A.The Max Bernard Solis Library that houses the writings of Max Bernard Solis is an interactive library. There is a Membership Fee of 200 pesos and 50 pesos per event . Members will be invited to
painting exhibits, tertulias (an afternoon tea), viewing of classic films, TV series, kapihan, etc.
- Paintings and other exhibits – works of art by artists from Sariaya will be exhibited in the space with wine and cheese or Sariaya delicacies. Paintings can also be put up for sale.
- Regular tertulias or afternoon teas on a Saturday afternoon will be scheduled. It will include live performances – singing, playing the piano, rondalla, poetry reading, play reading and discussions
- Regular viewing of classic films (foreign, Filipino, indies) BBC TV series and discussion after
- Kapihan – 7 am to 10 am with invited speakers to discuss the issues of the day – business, lifestyle, climate change, etc.
- Forums on wellness, sanitation, different advocacies
- Training on livelihood products, cooking, bird-watching, etc.
B. Education for the out of school youth is undergoing more planning in identifying the youth who would really need the assistance.
C. Empowerment of womenalso needs to be planned. An initial project would be to give basic Internet training to women in the community.
D. The On-Going Tutorial started in July until March 2015. There were 12
students ages 6-11 years old from Holy Spirit Learning Center, St. Joseph
Academy, Sariaya Institute and Jose Rizal all of them were Elementary students
III. Past Activities / Projects
A. New York Launch – Church Center, NYC – 25 October 2010
I invited colleagues from the NGO community and the United Nations. The UN Singers sang songs and I celebrated my retirement with 29 years of service at the UN. SLCD became associated with CoNGO and therefore, was able to give a tax rebate to the US tax paying donors. The total monies collected were US $8,000 which included $1,000 donated by the UN Women’s Guild.
B. Philippine Launch – Home of Adela Salas, Forbes Park, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines – 17 September 2011
Friends and relatives came to celebrate my birthday and I introduced SLCD to them. The total amount collected in lieu of gifts was 98,000 php.\
C. Construction of SLCD – June 2011 to January 2011
The second floor of the Centre, the area where I live and the first floor were finally finished. The latter included the Max Bernard Solis Library, named after my grandfather, a multipurpose area for classes, exhibits, lectures, theatre productions, etc. The Centre uses solar power and collects rain water.
E. A Matching Grant from Rotary Foundation
SLCD in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Sariaya applied for a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation. This project for an irrigation water supply facility for a barangay in Pili, Sariaya, Quezon was initiated and approved by the Rotary Foundation in the USA. The Rotary Clubs of St. Petersburg, Inverness and Pinellas Park in Florida assisted in this project. The beneficiaries, some 634 households or 1,887 persons who usually depend on the rainy season to plant rice and harvest once a year, will be able to harvest twice a year when the irrigation and water supply facility is finished.
I. Training of local tourist guides – 5 - 7 June 2012 and 12 June 2012
A three-day training session will be held in the Centre for trainees, 18 years old and above, by Tina Decal. Tina Decal is a professional tourist guide, who has been in the tourism industry for a vast number of years and a proud Sariayahin. Its objective is to train the youth to know more about the history of the town and be proud of it as well as earn some income as he/she introduces the historical as well as interesting spots in Sariaya. Eric Dedace, from the Sariaya Tourism Council, will also be present to act as a resource person and expert of Sariaya history.
J. The irrigation and water supply project is on its way. The Groundbreaking started on 22 September 2012 with the beneficiaries, a group who call themselves "Sahod Ulan", rice farmers who will be able to harvest instead of once a year, can, after the completion of the project, harvest twice. This project is in cooperation with Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Sariaya.
L. Summer Tutorial Programmes
( 7 April to 12 May 2014)
M. United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) - 15 May 2014
O. Christmas Party
( 7 December 2014)
P. Womens Project was terminated because the women felt the income was insufficient.
30 of March 2015, Bro. Armin Luistro, Secretary of Eduction visited the SLCD.
He was toured by Ms. Oca who showed the facilities of the
library, computers, printer, books and the multipurpose.