2011 NDPR Week for the Tetuan Central SPED Center PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 13:26

The Tetuan Central School SPED Center joined in the celebration of the 2011 National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week.
Wearing yellow shirts, the Tettuan SPED Center teachers and pupils participated in every particular activity designated for each day.

In line with DepEd Memo. No. 121, s. 2011, the 33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week was observed July 17-23, 2011 with the theme: “Making the Rights for Filipinos with Disabilities.” (Pagsasakatuparan sa mga Karapatan ng mga taong may Kapansanan).

Presidential Proclamation No. 361, s.2000 declares the 3rd week of July as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, which shall culminate on the birthdate of Apolinatio Mabini, the Sublime Paralytic, on July 23. Its primary objective is to stimulate public awareness and to give honor and privilege to the differently-abled persons on their rights and welfare that they too are part of the society. The Tetuan Central School SPED teachers and pupils joined the motorcade from Pettit Barracks to ZCHS main. Then the opening program followed. School-based activities were held like relays and games for the Special children, cooked out activity was also done together with their parents. Film viewing was facilitated during the fourth day of the week’s celebration, a dental clinic mission was initiated and sponsored by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). A variety show and closing program was done on the last day of the activity which was held last July 23, 2011 Saturday at Tetuan Central School.

Gladness and appreciation was seen on the faces of the special people, as they actively participated in this year’s NDPR Week. Truly the special kids felt the sense of belongingness through the kind of advocacy. Being a part of the society, the SPECIAL Filipinos – they too deserve. – Jeanelin A. Aquino, SPED Teacher I, Tutuan Central School