Attended by at least 118 children together with their parents, the Pro-Cathedral had formally opened the Vacation Church School 2009 yesterday, May 4, 2009.
Three things differentiates this year's VCS:
1. Only ten Days: Instead of coming in the church for the whole month of May, the children will only attend a ten days VCS. This strategy is an adaptation of the NCCP design of ten days. Also, this is applied as a response to the reality that children just cannot attend VCS classes for the rest of the month or for 30 days.
2. Classrooms: In order to facilitate the attendance of the VCS children, we shall be providing classes in the communities where the children are. We shall have one for Pastoral Districts 10 and 11 and one for Pastoral District 12. Also one for the chapels in Tabok and in Anhawon. Pastoral Districts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 will be in the DCENT Center. This means that a VCS classroom will not be the conventional type held inside the churches' buildings but in the lawns of the members' houses or under the mango trees as it may be necessary so long as we can have our children taken cared of during this vacation days.
3. Children's Camp: As designed by the Diocesan Committee on Christian Education and Nurture, a Children's Camp will again be held this year to culminate the VCS. This will be on May 29-31.
The VCS Teachers will be led and supervised by Mrs. Edna Llamis Cagulada and Ms. Annie Llamis.