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|Photo taken last June 2012 with teachers and the two school leaders who gave their all out support for the project. Seated: Principal Gonzales (former school head of Trapiche ES) and Principal Lumbao (current school head of Trapiche ES)|
|The children were excited to enter the new school library.|
|Mrs. Mycel Alcantara sheds tears of joy for the support give by the community during the launch of the school library.|
|Russell Molina and Gearld Hidalgo of TUPAD, reunited after two decades.|
|The kids and adults present in the launching loved Rusell Molina's sharing and presentation!|
By Michael Jude Tumamac. Michael Jude "MJ" Tumamac is a grade school teacher at the Raya School, a graduate of the UP College of Education, and a member of Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) and Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (Kuting).
|Candy opens Pantay Bata Elementary School Library|
|The lady in pink is Mrs. Quimpo, Candy Gourlay's mom.|
|Teacher Vic Villanueva reads the citation of Tall Story at the awards ceremony|
A Pantay Bata student gets his hand stamped by children's author Candy Quimpo Gourlay. It reads, "I met an author today!"
|MJ Tumamac conducts writing workshop for teachers.|
|Teachers of Trapiche Elementary School prepare the school library for school opening last June 2012.|
Here's Day 2 of my experience in the Conference in Reading at TK Park Bangkok, Thailand.
|With Asarin and Tuktak of TK Park who both took care of me|
|Speakers and TK Park staff all together in this photo at the end of the conference|
|With a new friend, Zubaidah Mohsen of Singapore, National Library|
I was in Bangkok, Thailand for the TK Park Conference on Reading from July 12 -13, 2012. I had fun learning with friends from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). The experience made me see how different people are and yet, how amazingly we are all connected in the fabric of humanity. I am re-posting my Day 1 experience of the conference here. This re-post is taken from my blog, School Librarian in Action.Day 1 of the TK Park Conference started with a keynote speech and welcome address of Dr. Tatsanai Wongpisetkul and Mr. Songsak Premsuk, Chair of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development in Thailand (OKMD). The OKMD is the governing department of TK Park. As explained by Dr. Wongpisetkul, TK Park is not a library, but a prototype knowledge management center for regional TK Parks in the regions of Thailand. As of to date, there are six TK Parks in the country and monitoring is only one aspect of TK Park's job. The staff of TK Park undergo constant research and development to improve the creation of knowledge and services it provides the public. For five years, it has been an uphill climb for them.
|Chris has raised a remarkable ￡1,299.00 for Sambat Trust|
|Tanja hiking up Blencathra, Lake District, England|
|The beautiful waters of Tayabas Bay, Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines. |