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SEARCA supports benefit concert for youth in agri program

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is supporting a benefit concert for the benefit of the Youth Program in Agriculture of the University of the Philippines Rural High School (UPRHS)

Dubbed “Coming Home: Lemuel Cuento in Concert”, the event is happening on 26 February 2020 at the D.L. Umali Auditorium of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

The concert aims to encourage Grade 11 students to pursue careers in agriculture, nutrition, and related fields that would help address issues on hunger and food production in the country.

Lemuel Cuento, an alumnus of UPRHS, is a Filipino Tenor currently based in Munich, Germany. He studied at the UP College of Music from 1989 to 1994 and pursued his music education in the following year at Hong Kong Academy of Music.

He also earned an Opera Performance diploma at the Vienna Conservatory in 1996. For over 20 years, Cuento has performed in various recitals and classical operettas in many countries.

Cuento’s two-hour show at UPLB will be accompanied by Jesper Colleen Mercado on the piano and will feature a special performance from the UPRHS Glee Club.

Moreover, SEARCA will mount an exhibit to showcase the winners of SEARCA’s 2018 Photo Contest featuring youth agripreneurs in Southeast Asia.

Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, will also give a message to encourage youth involvement in agriculture and to promote SEARCA’s Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation (#Y4AGRI), an upcoming initiative for engaging and empowering young people in agricultural innovation.

#Y4AGRI will employ awareness, appreciation, action and alliance (4As) strategies to attract and mobilize the youth in agriculture called as “Young Agrinnovators”


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