The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Hanas scholarship program recently graduated 121 local participants during a culmination ceremony at the Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B) auditorium following various workshops, lectures, and seminars.
The program provided short courses in theatre, dance, film, museology, weaving, among other subjects.
CSA-B, a project proponent for the scholarship program, believes the program helps in promoting the arts as a means of developing society.
“I hope, despite our limitations, we are able to give a very strong message that culture is an important part of our development as a people,” explained CSA-B Student Affairs and External Relations vice president, Fr. Tito Soquiño.
The Hanas scholarship program serves as a platform where participants can establish and create a network of young, multidisciplinary artists and support groups as a means of developing knowledge and skills to sustain a tradition devoted to the arts./WDJ