TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Mayor Yorme Darwin Estrañero ignited the fun of book-storytelling in the young learners of Tabuk City Central School (TCCS) recently.
Despite his busy schedule, Mayor Estrañero still finds time to tend to the pupils of TCCS, as he finds such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with the younger minds of Tabuk City.
As he spins stories of adventures and brings tales to life in his storytelling session, the eyes and ears of the children are all glued to the mayor, making them engage with stories and ideas in a deeper and more meaningful way, which, in this present digital age, somehow takes a day out of their usual internet routine to take a deep dive on traditional literary stories that have a unique perspective of the world.
Mayor Estrañero sought to make an impact on the lives of these children as he believes that, despite the internet revolution, which reshapes how children learn and access information in school, reading books still holds its own significance in molding how the younger minds thrive and learn.
The TCCS educators commended the mayor for his commitment to literacy and his willingness to spend time with the children. They believe that his efforts will positively influence the children’s reading skills and will encourage them to become continuous learners.
In this world of digital screens and bytes, he proves that the written words in books still hold immense power in the lifelong literacy of the next generation. By Ruth Cupang