"MAGKANAWONG" - A mobile Theater Production performed by PETA-trained Children's Education and Welfare Program (CEWP) facilitators
The main purpose of REP is to integrate value-based teaching techniques in the formal curriculum and to embed deeper understanding about respect in all aspect of everyday living to cultivate helpful improvement into current generations’ values. In line with this, an idea came up to generate a short theatrical production summarizing the core message that this project aims to deliver – equality amidst culture, tribe, and religion diversity.
It’s a beautifully crafted 45 minute MTP co-produced with the expertise of Philippine Educational Theaters Association (PETA) and the CEWP Facilitators. This production showcases actual situations in Mindanao which has been greatly affected by history and has incurred divergence in cultural and tribal views and belief throughout the evolution of generations. Furthermore, these differences have caused detrimental effects specifically discrimination in employment and cross-religion marriages; even bullying in education, extra-curricular activities, and treatment in other forms. Eventually, a quoted line from one of the characters “dapat nating tulungan ang isa’t isa dahil nasa iisang bangka lang tayo (we should help each other because we are in the same boat…)” and “ang Mindanao ay para sa Mindanao (Mindanao is for Mindanao)” express oneness despite the differences and instead of wars to own Mindanao, settlers should unite and protect of their land to preserve a tranquil abode.
Respect Education Program (REP)
Enhancing quality of teaching and promoting respect.
How it all started