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Hello Kitty-inspired room inspires pupils in Sultan Kudarat school

TOURISM • 11:15 AM Tue Aug 6, 2019
Roel Osano/Radyo/Bida Koronadal
The Hello Kitty inspired classroom of Ms. Cynthia Landia Galande of Esperanza Central School. (contributed photo)

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat - People of all ages adore this character that has a special place in their hearts, Hello Kitty is now making a spotlight in a public school here as one teacher filled her classroom with this famous fictional Japanese cartoon character.

Students, visitors and netizens are in awe with the Hello Kitty-themed classroom of Cynthia Landia Galande of Esperanza Central School.

Galande’s wide array of Hello Kitty items such as chairs, toys, slippers, electric fans,tables,curtains, cabinets, trash can, water jug and many more adorned every corner of her classroom.

Hello Kitty cut-outs are hang from the ceiling and stuck to the walls, even the floor was covered with hello kitty character floor mat.

Galande said she decided to decorate her classroom this way because she wanted to make it conducive for learning and motivate her pupils with special needs to learn and enjoy school.

Galande, a teacher of Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN)said: ”I am already a Hello Kitty collector, it was a coincidence that the name of our classes are cartoon characters so I choose Hello Kitty as the name of my section.”

Hello Kitty, a cartoon character whose likeness adorns hundreds of products for children and adults throughout the world.

Created in 1974 by the Japanese merchandising company Sanrio and known internationally as Hello Kitty, Kitty White is a small, round-faced, cartoon catlike girl with black eyes, a yellow nose, no mouth, and a red bow perched on her left ear.

Sanrio maintains that Hello Kitty is a girl and not a cat, although she displays feline characteristics such as pointed ears, whiskers, and a tail.(Roel P. Osano)

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