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Saturday, August 22, 2015

GradersCon 2015: Trailblazing a Filipino Identity in the Global Society

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The Children’s Museum and Library, Incorporated is a youth leadership organization that promotes the welfare, development, and empowerment of the Filipino youth through its conventions, competitions, seminars, and tournaments. As it celebrates its 58th year, CMLI aims to help realize the opportunities that the ASEAN integration will bring to the country and the vital role of the country’s youth as it happens.

With the theme, “CMLI and the Filipino Youth: Trailblazing a Filipino Identity in the Global Society”, the 36th Annual National Graders Convention will be held at Teachers’ Camp, Baguio City from September 3, 2015 to September 7, 2015. The convention will gather over 700 grade school delegates and teachers nationwide (from both public and private schools) to empower them through leadership training, talent development, social awareness, and national friendship.

The commission discussions, handled by trained youth facilitators from CMLI’s Junior Council-National Executive Board, will be the avenue for the delegates to tackle the convention’s theme in a more interactive manner. Delegates are randomly assigned to commissions to maximize their interaction with their co-delegates from all over the country.

The convention also features competitions for excellence and entertainment, both aiming to develop and emphasize the talents of the youth. The competitions for excellence are: News Writing, Essay Writing, Poetry Writing, Poster Making, Comic-Strip Making, Extemporaneous Speaking, Story Telling, and the Pop Quiz Hot Shots. The competitions for entertainment are: Solo Singing, Hip-Hop Dancing, Talent Variety Show, Character Portrayal, and the Mr. and Ms. GradersCon 2015 Pageant. 

Throughout the four-day convention, delegates are invited to attend a symposium and join different workshops. The delegates may choose from the Singing, Dancing, Creative Writing, Photography, Handicrafts, Theater, Modelling, Cartooning, Journalism, and VJ Hosting workshops handled by experienced speakers from these fields.

The convention is open to all Grade 4 to Grade 7 students and teachers from public and private schools around the country. For registration inquiries, you may contact the CMLI Secretariat (435-0008 or 924-2304), or send an email to

For more updates about the upcoming convention, programs, and sponsors, you may visit CMLI’s Facebook page ( or follow CMLI’s Twitter account (

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