Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers have transferred knowledge and skills on drama and storytelling to teachers and officials of the Children’s Culture Centers from Vientiane Capital and eight provinces.
A three-day training course was held at the JICA Office in Vientiane Capital from Jan 24-26 where the participants learned new ideas on teaching children, skills for storytelling and the performance of “drama”.
The closing ceremony was held last Thursday in the presence of the Chief Representative of JICA Laos Office, Mr. Yusuke Murakami.
Teachers and officials of the Children’s Culture Centers came from Vientiane Capital and the provinces of Xayaboury, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Xieng Khuang, Borikhamxay, Savannakhet, Saravan, and Attapeu.
The JICA volunteers transferred knowledge about storytelling and performing using natural materials and other easy to find items.
The trainers at the Children’s Cultural Centres will teach children and youths after class and during weekends, according to the Head of the Children’s Cultural Centre in Saravan Province, Mr Phouvieng Phommachane.
“We learned about skills of storytelling, promoting reading, and performing from the Japanese volunteers. These skills will make us more effective teachers at our centers,” said Mr Phouvieng, adding that, “In our centers, we teach traditional music, drama, storytelling, singing, and a variety of art and cultural preservation activities.”
Source: Lao News Agency