Maria Todi “Oyog”: Lake Sebu School of Living Tradition

Maria Todi “Oyog” is the founder of the Lake Sebu School of Living Tradition. “Preservation of culture starts with the family.” This SLT teaches the T’boli kids about their culture and traditions. They hold Saturday classes where students can learn their T’boli songs, dances, art and literature.
This school is one of the first School of Living Tradition established within the Philippines according to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
We are proud of women like Oyog who believes that culture preservation starts at home and is fostered through education. Culture starts with its people and can be preserved by them. Highlighting her story for the International Women’s Month. 

Published by Kathleen Lei Limayo

Documentary Filmmaker, Documentary Photographer & Visual Anthropologist

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