JKPL extends registration for ‘Project CLAP’

Joeten Kiyu Public Library executive director John O. Gonzales announced yesterday that registration for their “Project CLAP” has been extended for another week, or until July 13, to get more participants in the program.

A pilot cultural and health literacy outreach program, Project CLAP is a collaboration between JKPL and the Chamolinian Cultural Village, Inc. and is funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant under Project Brabu of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. The project includes various cultural and sports classes and programs that are open to both youth and adults.

Gonzales yesterday encouraged community members, especially parents and guardians, to register themselves along with their children so they could avail of free program offerings.

The executive director earlier announced that registration was extended to encourage more participants while classes are not yet open.

He said cultural programs are offered during Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am to 12pm. Cultural lessons include weaving, beads making, mwar making, and traditional music.

For sports programs, the schedules are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8am to 12 noon and it includes T-ball for children age 8 and under; baseball for 9 and over and adults; and basketball for 9 years old and over and adults.

Programs already began last July 2 and will end Sept. 29, from 8am to noon. Registration for all programs is free and ongoing at the library and selected schools-Tanapag, Kagman, Koblerville, Gregorio T. Camacho, and San Antonio elementary schools, and at Chacha Oceanview Jr. High School.

The programs, Gonzales said, will be held at “remote satellite communities” at GTC and Tanapag elementary schools in the north, San Antonio and Koblerville elementary schools and the Koblerville Youth Center in the south; and the Kagman Elementary School, Kagman Community Center, Kagman 2 open sports field, and the Chacha Oceanview Jr. High School in the east.

He explained that the target sites were selected to offer convenience and ease of access. For more information, call JKPL at 235-READ (7323) or 7315.

By Moneth Deposa

Moneth G. Deposa | Reporter

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