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10/04/2017: PH EMBASSY AND LECKIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL EAP PARTNERSHIP IN DC

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10 April 2017

Grade 6 students of Leckie DC Elementary school led by Teacher Travis Coleman pose for a group photo with Philippine Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim, Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto and Embassy personnel after their final presentation in the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) held at the Philippine Chancery on 07 April 2017.

WASHINGTON, D.C. As part of their culminating activity in the Embassy Adoption Program (EAP), Grade 6 students of Leckie Elementary School in DC led by Teacher Travis Coleman paid a courtesy visit to the Philippine Embassy for their final presentation on 07 April 2017.

Philippine Embassy Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto welcomed the students, and extended to them an invitation to visit the Philippines in the future.

“There are 3.4 million Filipinos in the United States which is a testament of the close ties between our two countries. I hope that in the future, you will also have the chance to visit the Philippines and experience for yourself everything that you have learned in this program,” Minister Chuasoto told the students.

In their final EAP activity, the students’ presented what they have learned about the Philippines’ geography, climate, language, history, culture, songs, festivals, and traditions.

They also performed the dance Magtanim ay ‘di biro, a Philippine folk dance narrating the daily lives of Filipino farmers, and did a basic demonstration of Filipino stick fighting.

“Mr. Coleman’s class did a really good job and they had a lot of creative elements to their presentation. You can really see how much they have learned and how much the Embassy of the Philippines has shared with them about their country,” Ms. Trisha Taylor, EAP Education Initiatives and Curriculum Manager, Washington Performing Arts said after the program.

“The Philippines has been a really great partner for the past few years and we really hope that they will continue in the Embassy Adoption Program,” she further said.

“The EAP is an excellent program that fosters global learners. My students were given first hand experiences from the natives of the Philippines. Seeing my students engaged and absorbing so much knowledge from other cultures helped me to understand the need for the EAP,” said Teacher Travis Coleman.

“The program allowed my students to venture beyond a structured curriculum and engage in communication with people from a wide range of cultures, traditions, and ethnicities,” Mr. Coleman concluded.

The Embassy Adoption Program is a partnership program of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) and Washington Performing Arts that exposes DCPS students to international perspectives and cross-cultural lessons through direct interactions with Embassies and other global entities. ###

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10 April 2017

Philippine Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto welcomes the students of Leckie Elementary School to the Philippine Chancery on 07 April 2017.

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10 April 2017

Leckie students perform the dance, Magtanim ay ‘di biro as part of their final EAP presentation at the Philippine Chancery on 07 April 2017.

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10 April 2017

Leckie students present a simple gift to Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto after their final EAP presentation on 07 April 2017.

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Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto (right) hands over a native fan to Teacher Travis Coleman (left) as a token of appreciation to Leckie Elementary School on 07 April 2017.