A mix of students and out-of-school youth from Calbiga, Catbalogan and Zumarraga, of ages 15-25 years old participated in the Layag Samar Youth Camp held last February 21 and 22 at the New Maqueda Bay Hotel and Rosario Hills respectively. This gathering of the youth is one of the scheduled activities created for the different sectors of society to collaborate in activities leading to the preservation of our rich culture and heritage.
While it was expected that the participants should have artistic inclinations, their talents were further improved through breakout sessions in drama, dance, music, literary and visual & traditional arts. The finale of the said activity, which also served as their outputs was a showcase of talents, integrating arts, heritage, climate change adaptation, disaster preparedness and all other lessons they have learned in the series of workshops.
This activity is part of the Layag Samar Project, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding between The City Government of Catbalogan, the Samar State University, the Samar Island Heritage Foundation, and the funding agency which is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.