Cebu universities to unite in pride and merrymaking
Twelve universities in Cebu will converge for two days in celebration of pride and merrymaking.
The event, aptly named Gadja, will take place on March 27 and 28 at the Aboitiz Soccer Field in Mandaue City.
Gadja, a portmanteau of Cebuano words “garbo” and “sadya,” which means pride and merrymaking, reflects the atmosphere that the organizers wish to deliver during the event.
With a growing need for student involvement and awareness, Gadja is an avenue for students from 12 Cebu universities to unite, expand the Cebuano talent pool, enhance youth entrepreneurial skills, and create awareness through advocacy-based organizations.
The event aspires to unite the whole Cebu student so- ciety to establish an identity similar to that of Metro Manila’s University Belt.
Gadja also aims to involve the youth in creating a wholesome, advanced, vibrant, equitable and sustainable (WAVES) Cebu.
The two day event will feature various segments such as acoustic perfor- mances, a battle of the bands, talent shows, and a rave and paint party.
There will be around 200 performing talents to be featured and 40 student entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses. The event will also raise funds for paint that will be used for murals and public areas that need repainting to create a more colorful Cebu.
The event is organized by a team of Cebuano university students in partnership with advocacybased organizations, such as Island Rescue Organiza- tion, Gawad Kalinga, Basadours, Rotaract Club (recheck), Nino’s Foundation, Young Minds Academy, Let’s do it Philippines, Volunteer in Cebu, and Mega Cebu. It is sponsored by Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) Inc., Coca-Cola, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Norkis, Globe, Havaianas, Alcordo Advertising and Island Paints.
To know more about Gadja, visit f a c ebook.com/gadjacebu, twitter.com/gadjacebu, instagram.com/gadjacebu.
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