ZCHS-SPED joins 2014 NDPR Week celebration PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 15:53

The Zamboanga City High School Special Education Program together with the other schools with SPED program in Zamboanga City Division will join the nation in celebrating the 36th National  Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week celebration on July 17-23, 2014.

The 36th NDPR will be spearheaded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and the other members of the National Working Committee.

Bearing the theme: “Talino at Panindigan ng Taong may Kapansan: Pasaporte sa Kaunlaran”, the celebration aims at promoting the capabilities, skills and talents of Persons with Disabilities which is geared toward improving their lives and uplifting their economic status.  Some local activities lined up for this annual celebration include Motorcade, Opening Program and Presscon as the kicked off activities on July 17, 2014 at the Vitaliano D. Agan Coliseum, Roberto Villares Rd., Don Alfaro St., Tetuan, Zamboanga City.

Other activities for the week’s celebration are: (1) Enhancement of Talents and Skills Seminar for PWDs on July 18, 2014 at Garden Orchid Hotel and Division SPED Camp for students with Special Needs at Boalan Elementary School from 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. (2) Filipino Sign Language Awareness Seminar for ZCHS SPED Teachers and their Deaf students at Zamboanga City High School and Division SPED Teachers Get Together Party at Gazebo, Astoria Regency, Pasonanca on July 19  (3) Holy Mass at St. Ignatius Parish Church, Tetuan on July 20 (4) Seminar for Division SPED Teachers on Instructional Materials (IM) on July 21. Venue will be announced later. (5) Processing of Passport for PWDs on July 23 at the Department of Foreign Affairs 1:00 P.M- 3:00P.M.

This year’s celebration coincide with the 150th birthday of Apolinario Mabini  on July 23. The celebration is also considered the biggest and widest disability-related event in the community. It has been celebrated annually since 1979 to bring to the forefront public awareness and consciousness on various concerns of persons with disabilities and this is also a way to develop and strengthen cooperation and partnership among different sectors of society on disability in order to uplift the economic conditions of Persons with Disabilities.