“Tipanan” means a covenant, a meeting, a commitment. Since 2005, Synergeia has organized an annual Tipanan which brings together children, students, teachers, and their families with local governments, organizations and business community.
This year’s Tipanan will be held on February 20-22, 2009, at Clamshell 1, Intramuros, with the theme “Rekindling the Filipino Identity Among our Children”. Our program includes a celebration of Filipino spirit through our culture and arts. There will be folk games, folk tales, “balagtasan”, “bugtungan”, folk songs, food festival, Filipino fashion, and folk dances.
Tipanan has been institutionalized starting 2009 with a broader ownership. Different universities such as Miriam, Lyceum of the Philippines, Philippine Normal University, University of the East, Ateneo de Manila, St. Scholastica’s College, and De La Salle Lipa, will take turns in hosting the workshops. Many foundations and agencies will collaborate in staging Tipanan: Department of Tourism, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Museo Pambata, Save the Children, and about 250 local government units.
Tipanan is an opportunity for fellowship, showcasing best programs in education, learning, fun, advocacy and networking. Funds generated from Tipanan will continuously support providing children from Mindanao with access to quality education. Tipanan aims to increase the grade six completion rate which is at present only 3 out of 10 children. WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN AIM FOR 100 PERCENT.