By: L.N. Reklai

The annual children’s Christmas program at the Ernguul Park will commence on Monday, December 12 and continue every night until Friday December 16, 2016.

The program features Christmas programs by students from different schools and NGO’s.  Several government agencies raised funds and donations to provide presents for children that come to a week-long program.


Coordinated by Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs (MCCA) with Palau Visitors Authority and other agencies, it invites every child to join each evening and have the opportunity receive gifts donated by government ministries and other entities.

According to Director Melson Miko, the first program on Monday December 12, will feature kids from Emmaus Kindergarten and Koror Elementary School 2nd Graders.  Santa clauses will be the Office of the President and Ministry of Health.

Tuesday, December 13, 5th graders from Koror Elementary School and St. Joseph Choir will be presenting.  Ministries of MNRET, MOE and MOJ will be providing gifts to children.

Wednesday will feature 24-7 prayer group and Maris Stella Elementary School.  Presenting gifts will be Ministry of Finance and Olbiil Era Kelulau.

Thursday, Meyuns Elementary School and Palau Community College students will be having presentations.  Santas for this night are Ministry of State, Japan Embassy and Palau Community College.

Wrapping up the Children’s Christmas on Friday will be presentations from George B. Harris Elementary School and musical presentation by Edward Anastacio.  Santas will be US Embassy and Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industry and Commerce.

The site of the event, the Bethlehem stage, the Christmas decorations are provided by the First Lady Debbie Remengesau and both First Lady and President Remengesau Jr. will be opening the first night Christmas program for the kids.

Director Miko invites parents and guardians to bring their kids to these Christmas programs and have the chance to receive gifts from the different santas each night. [/restrict]