Youth Heritage Event on Its 4th Run

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), in partnership with the University of San Carlos (USC)-Department of Anthropology, Sociology and History and the Cebu City Government, will hold the 4th Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin (KKK) on Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

During the activity, students from USC are going to tour museums and heritage sites.

Patterned after Gabii sa Kabilin, participants go to museums and heritage sites and avail of rides with one ticket.

Volunteers from USC and barangays and other stakeholders from the community will serve as the event’s tour guides.

Museums and heritage sites that will open are Casa Gorordo Museum, Cathedral Museum of Cebu, Cebu City Museum, Cebu Normal University Museum, Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, Fort San Pedro, Museo Sugbo, Museo Parian sa Sugbo, Sacred Heart Church–Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio, University of Southern Philippines Foundation–Rizaliana Museum, Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, Cebu Heritage Monument, Colon Obelisk, Magellan’s Cross, Plaza Hamabar, Plaza Independencia, Plaza Sugbo, and San Nicholas Church.

Streets in the downtown area will be temporarily closed during the activity. Between 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., the streets of Lopez Jaena, Ballesteros, and Mabini, stretching from corner Bonifacio Street. to Colon Street, will be closed. One lane will be closed in Mabini Street, between Colon and Urdaneta Streets.

The event is aimed to connect theoretical lectures on history, society, culture and heritage through visiting museums and heritage sites, demonstrate the value of museum and heritage sites or institutions as tools for education, encourage a dynamic dialogue between heritage groups, host communities and young people in the promotion and protection of the sites, and develop a sense of pride.

Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin is supported by Cebu City Parks and Playgrounds Commission, Cebu City Police Office, Cebu City Traffic Operations Management, Department of Tourism–Region 7, and the Philippine Navy–Naval Forces Central.

Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin is a program under Culture & Heritage, one of the focus areas of RAFI, which aims to help communities understand, value, and share their cultural identity with others. RAFI’s other focus areas are Integrated Development, Micro-finance & Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Citizenship, and Education.

For more information about Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin, please call 418-7234 local 703 and look for Karl Hegel Damayo, or visit www.rafi.org.ph or www.facebook.com/rafi.org.ph.

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