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30 July 2019, Paris – Seven (7) children completed the 5-learning sessions of “Paaralan sa Embahada” organized by the Philippine Embassy in France and the Hiligaynon Association in France. The graduation ceremony was held last 27 July 2019 at the newly-renovated Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy. The graduates, aged from 6 to 11 years old, consistently attended the learning sessions every Saturday morning.

“For this batch, the learning sessions catered to younger children so they could learn more about the Philippines at an earlier age. We look forward to the conduct of the next batch with an improved syllabus to encourage more Filipino children to participate in this project,” Ambassador Lazaro said during the awarding of the certificates to the boys and girls.

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Philippine Ambassador Ma. Theresa Lazaro (fourth from right) with Hiligaynon Association in France President Dennis Mana-ay (fifth from right), Teacher Rosemarie Chazelas (third from right), organizers, parents and students during the graduation of the Paaralan sa Embahada.

This year’s summer class, Paaralan sa Embahada, is the third batch of Philippine history and culture classes for the Filipino-French youth. The first and second batches were organized for teens and Filipino youths aging from 13 to 19 years old.

For more information, visit the Embassy’s website and Facebook page. END.