Last June 13, 2015, WYA Asia Pacific conducted its second Sulong Workshop, in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Philippines.
The discussion, which was the second of the four session series, was centered on the concept of freedom. It was delivered to almost the same group of high school and college students from the villages of Bataan, Batangas and Manila who attended the previous workshop on human dignity last February.
The activities were designed by Batch 2 2015 interns Rogin Christ Eribal, John Mattew Poblete and Veronica Marie Araneta, for the participants to easily understand the concept of freedom and apply it in their daily lives. In addition, there were solidarity dances and games during the workshop which maintained the high spirit in the venue.
“I learned that freedom is not just doing what you want because it also has its limitations,” shared one of the participants.
Bryan Chesoli, an intern from WYA Africa, also joined WYAAP in facilitating the activities.
To end the workshop, the participants wrote their commitments on how to live out their freedom well after the workshop. They were also asked to get a “witness” to make sure that they fulfill their commitments by the third workshop to be held in the third quarter of the year.
The word “sulong” is a Filipino term which means “to move forward.” With this goal, WYAAP continues to give workshops to various partner communities to help them learn the basic concepts of dignity, freedom and solidarity, so as to educate more individuals to defend and promote human dignity in grassroots level.
If you would like us to conduct a Sulong Workshop in your school or community, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org