SorSU’s Extension Initiative: Project B.A.Y.L.E. — successfully conducted a month-long training on festival dance to 55 youths

With the initiative to champion the promotion of culture and arts while sharing the expertise of faculty and student-extensionists with the community, Sorsogon State University (SorSU) – Sports, Culture & Arts Unit Extension Program, entitled: “Project B.A.Y.L.E. (Bringing An Active & Youthful Lifestyle for Everyone),” led by Mr. Oliver F. Garbin (Project Leader & Head, SorSU – Sports, Culture & Arts), successfully culminated its month-long training on festival dance to selected youth of TRIBU SALAPI — Barangays San Ignacio, Lapinig, and Jupi, Gubat, Sorsogon, from January 3 – 27, 2024.

This collaborative undertaking between Project B.A.Y.L.E. and TRIBU SALAPI, in cooperation with Mr. Efren Deblois (Coordinator, TRIBU SALAPI), benefitted 55 youths (40 dancers & 15 propsmen), which was specifically designed to equip the participants on their involvement to Pag-omaw Festival in celebration of the Feast of Senior Sto. Nino.

The Project B.A.Y.L.E. team, featuring Assistant Project Leader Ms. Shayne Kate A. Gozo (University Coordinator for Culture) and Members: Prof. Abner L. Dellosa (Head, HRMDO) & Prof. Maria Crisanta M. Jarque (Director, Office of the Student Development and Services), was also actively joined by a dedicated group of student-extensionists, namely: Mr. Jin Presado (BSED-Filipino 4), Mr. Samuel Lexerjohn Mirabete (BCAED 4), Ms. Jessica Wager (BPED 1), Mr. Brent John Duka, Ms. Samantha Joeane Guab (BSED Math 3), Mr. Michael Angelo Ilano (BET-AutoMotive 1), and Mr. Wilfredo Lanuza (BET-WAF 4).

Notably, the month-long training resulted in TRIBU SALAPI’s commendable recognition, bagging 2nd in Best Street Dance and 3rd Place in Ritual Presentation during the Pag-omaw Festival (in celebration of the Feast of Senior Sto. Nino) held at St. Augustine Parish Church, Cogon, Gubat, Sorsogon. This thriving initiative signifies the University’s unwavering collaborative undertakings in fostering cultural enrichment and community engagement. (SorSU PIO)

Photo credit: Mr. Oliver F. Garbin