01 March 2011

Consultative Meeting for Philippine Heritage Classes

(Unfortunately this reached me only this morning but you might want to check it out if you are interested and available later)

Dear Friends,

I wish to inform you that the Philippine Embassy is presently preparing for a special cultural project known as Philippine Heritage Classes for Young Filipino Migrants in New Zealand. It aims to provide learning opportunities for the third generation of Filipinos in New Zealand about Philippine history, culture, arts and values. With this project, we hope to raise the level of awareness, understanding, appreciation and love of Philippine history and culture among these young Filipino
migrants for them to be able to make more comprehensive, creative and meaningful representations of the Philippines in various multi-cultural gatherings in New Zealand and as well as in other countries.

At this stage, the Embassy has already come up with the project proposal and would like to seek more insights from teachers, parents, spiritual leaders and youth representatives from the Filipino community in order to make the project truly effective and attractive to its targeted age groups. This core group will help in formulating the modules for the classes. The project will then be made available for Filipino community organizations to adopt as a joint project with the Embassy.

In view of this, we would like to invite you to join us in the first consultative meeting with other members of the Filipino community who, like you, were highly recommended to us to be members of the Philippine Heritage Classes Core Group. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 at the Philippine Embassy, 50 Hobson St., Thorndon, Wellington.

We will very much appreciate your kind cooperation and valuable support for this project.

Please confirm your attendance on or before 25 February 2011 with Ms. Liza Jane V.
Estalilla, Cultural Officer of this Embassy at tel. no. 472-9848 ext. 8.

Yours sincerely,

(SGD.)
GIOVANNI E. PALEC
Charge d’ Affaires, a.i.
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