Just a recap first on what this workshop was all about, this came to being from the collaborations of the Kabankalan's Creatives and @walkofhope as a solution to prevent our 60 students losing their scholarships as funding became insufficient. With @walkofhope's advocacy of creating livelihood workshops, our students will have the means of an income to supplement what they need.
We have a market in the Philippines for these products where manpower is needed for the supply and demand. @flabbergast-art will do private sales upon request plus postage or if one can manage walk-ins in Negros where he is based.
As @flabbergast-art is back to civilization, we can share to you guys on what it was like during our 2 days workshop. Attended by a total of 54 scholar students and 6 teachers, we can say that this event was a success from the moment we had the orientation last sunday.
For the first day, @flabbergast-art put into play the introduction of the musical instruments that they will be making, to let them play with them as an introduction also to the indigenous instruments from the Northern Philippines' culture, as well as the world's.
Our students at work
Usually after each workshop, a program is held and each participant present his/her works. And prior to the program, @flabbergast-art usually train them with their chosen instruments and let them perform. As he will be living with our Indigenous Tribe to give further training of other income-source workshops to the community ie. bamboo crafts and innovations, this is being planned already. There will be another training for the parents but this will be arranged by the Creatives of Kabankalan City.
To empowerment and independence
Again, our Walk of Hope Family is very grateful to all who have supported, donated, upvoted and those who have helped make this event possible. An income for these kids will help realise their goals to finish their schooling. In the long-term, it will help them stand independently, be empowered to be the person they wish to become. This hopefully will end the cycle of poverty.
This is our aim, made possible by the platform, the blockchain, STEEM and other cryptocurrencies. @walkofhope also promotes the platform as a source of income to the people, most specially to any artist/creative looking for a platform for their Arts or Advocacies.
Special mention goes to our donors @donkeypong, @englishtchrivy, @bennydelacruz and @pennsif and his team in @adollaraday Project. This includes the Creatives of Kabankalan and the community of Tan-awan. Kudos guys!
Correction please today Nov. 1st
This group are high school students of an Indigenous Tribe from Tan-awan, located in the mountains, one hour away from Kabankalan City. Their schooling will just be high school and not go to college anymore. This workshop will give them extra income from working in a sugarcane plantation, earning $3 a day. The workshop for our scholars is still on-hold as the main person in Kabankalan is off the island. Our apologies.