The Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School took the Håfa Adai Pledge early this year as part of their CHamoru month festivities. Their ceremony signing was celebrated with cultural dance and song performances. The elementary school pledged to celebrate Cultural Preservation Fridays by hosting activities for students such as cultural dancing, song chanting, and weaving.
Since the implementation of this pledge, the Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School has seen a rise in interested participants in their cultural dance group, Inesgaihon Famagu’on. The dance group now consists of members from each grade level led by Ms. Suemalee Torres.
"In March, our students were invited to perform at the Valley of the Latte River festival. The students were eager to perform in front of their families, friends, and visitors. Through this dance program, they are able to grasp how important perpetuating our culture is. This is what helps them to uphold the pledges we made as a student body," shared Ms. Suemalee Torres. The cultural dance group continues to share their talent with the local community and visitors alike.
Si yu'os ma'ase' to the faculty, staff and students of Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School for continuing to live and promote the Håfa Adai Pledge in order to make Guam a better place to live, work, and visit.