The Children’s Museum and Library, Incorporated (CMLI) conducted its 53rd Annual Convention of Junior Members and Teachers-Advisers with the theme “Ang CMLI at ang Kabataang Filipino: Pinahahalagahan ang Ideyalismo at Kabayanihan ni Rizal” last October 23-27 at the Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City.
An estimated number of delegates at 800 from different regions of the country, including our 13 Fernians namely: Mark Gerald Sy, Stephanie Toledo, Christian Anthony delos Santos, Angel Joy Saculo, Maria Almira Abril, Nikolai Carbonel, Angelo Arenas, Amani Manuel Aguinaldo, Isabelo Mari Feliciano, Harvey Castillo, Nahum Joseph Jacob, Michael John Roncesvalles and Mrs. Nora O. Castada, adviser, participated in various events such as orientations and acquaintances, commission discussions or CD’s which focused on the life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal, workshops on editorial cartooning, feature writing in English and Filipino, dance, musical theater, painting, photography and TV production; symposium, and disco socials.
The election of officers of the CMLI National and Regional Executive Board, Junior Council was also held. Two of the FEU-FERN College participants ran as officers. Fortunately, Miguel Javier Palana gained the post of the councilor of the Junior Council—National Executive Board while Almira Abril became the PRO of the Junior Council—Regional Executive Board.
The Children’s Museum and Library, Incorporated is committed in training the youth in the fields of Language and Arts. It also exposes the present generation’s mind to our ever growing diverse culture.
For the past five decades, CMLI has given priority to the development of the social and cultural intellect of teenagers through the use of symposia, seminars, exhibits, talent contests, and scholarships.
CMLI has acquired support from the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), different community groups, corporations, government institutions, local and international NGO’s, individuals, parents and public and private schools around the Philippines.
By Angel Joy Saculo