Kids & Culture Campers learn about PH, including Filipino superheroes

11:41 PM July 31, 2017

Paolo Galang teaches the campers about Philippine superheroes as part of their Embassy visit. CONTRIBUTED

WASHINGTON, DC – The Philippine Embassy here gave an interactive educational briefing to a group from Kids and Culture Camp at the post’s Romulo Hall to enable the campers to learn about the Philippines, including its geography, history, food and traditions.

“People to people ties have always been an integral part of the Embassy’s mandate here in the United States. Sharing our unique and diverse culture allows these young individuals to see things from a different perspective, and fosters in them a sense of global awareness that contributes to their personal growth and development,” said Public Diplomacy Officer Darell Artates.

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In addition to the briefing, the Embassy also arranged for the campers to learn about Philippine superheroes as told and demonstrated by its resident artist, Paolo Galang.

Embassy Public Diplomacy Officer Darell Artates welcomes Kids and Culture campers to the Philippine Embassy on July 20.

Galang gave a brief background on local superheroes Darna, Captain Barbell, Varga, Lastikman, Tiny Tony, and Flash Bomba, while showing his personal drawings of each character to the campers.

He also treated the campers to a free basic drawing lesson and demonstration after his presentation.

Established in 2010, Kids and Culture Camp aims to provide high quality, fun, educational and culturally enhancing activities for children during the summer through a four-week program that introduces them to international affairs.

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TAGS: Captain Barbell, Darna, Filipino culture, Filipino superheroes, Flash Bomba, Kids and Culture Camp, Lastikman, Paolo Galang, Public Diplomacy Officer Darell Artates, summer camp, Tiny Tony, Varga
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