Even for just a day, children from a local school in Cebu got to keep their hopes and aspirations alive after CEMEX Philippines Foundation offered to sponsor their participation at the Sinulog sa Kabataan Festival. Some 250 performers composed of Grade 5 and 6 pupils from Colon Elementary School in the City of Naga, Cebu had the time of their lives recently, dancing their way to a third place finish in street dancing competition and fourth overall in the ritual showdown category. More importantly, the feat enabled the students to showcase again their performance – this time at the Grand Sinulog Festival.
The Sinulog sa Kabataan Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival in Cebu held in honor of the Sto. Nino that’s participated in by every school in the province. The company’s support to the school as Naga City’s official contingent to the Sinulog Festival forms part of CEMEX Philippines Foundation’s thrust to instill appreciation for culture and the arts among the youth. This is line with CEMEX’s umbrella corporate social responsibility program Build the Nation Together. Among the highlights of the festival is a grand street parade which lasts for practically the entire day, with participants coming from the different towns and cities in Cebu.
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