Monthly Archives: February 2014

[News] SENIA Manila Youth Chapter Completes Advocacy Video

The SENIA Manila Youth Chapter completed their first advocacy project as a group. With their video entitled “Are We Really That Different?”, the SENIA Manila Youth continues to advocate for special needs in a touching way. Check out their video and feature below. The feature is written from the perspective of the SENIA Youth.

Are We Really That Different?

Do people have the right to judge us for who we are and what makes us special?

‘SENIA: Are we really that different?’ is a video about us,  international students who have learning challenges, and handle them in different ways. Each stride we take, we are faced with new obstacles where our learning challenges prevent us from conquering but we still persevere!

The video is our, Manila Youth Chapter’s, way of spreading awareness about the kinds of challenges we students have. No matter the challenge, we cope with them in our own way and in our own time.

This video has two sides–what we struggle with and how we excel in our hobbies and activities. We want to show that even though we are different, we aren’t. We have learning differences that make us special and unique. However, we are human just like you.

Learning challenges are not rare to society and by just accepting that not everyone thinks alike, we become a more accepting mankind. Our goal is to help the educators and the education sector in the Philippines to be more aware of our challenges. Learning support programs needs to be better developed and spread throughout the Philippines. If kids, at a young age, get the support they need, it will give them a brighter future.

[News] SENIA Manila starts 2014 with exciting activities

SENIA Manila starts 2014 with exciting activities

Representatives from SENIA schools met last January 23, 2014 at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Fort Bonifacio to plan for upcoming SENIA Manila activities. New representatives joined the meeting as well as a guest from Best Buddies Philippines. The meeting yielded several exciting activities lined up for SENIA Manila members. For those interested, please coordinate with the contact persons on or before the due date. Walk-ins run the risk of having no seats.

BEST BUDDIES Manila

A representative from Best Buddies, an international movement that partners students for success in school, business, and other areas offered a free training and open house about Best Buddies. Here are the dates.

Best Buddies Training
Feb. 15, 2014, Room B,C and D Unilab Bayanihan Center 8008 Pioneer St. Bo. Kapitolyo Pasig (Map here.)
Deadline for Registration: February 7, 2014

Best Buddies Contact:
Ms. Anj Onrubia Director
Best Buddies Philippines
Manila Program
Email: anjonrubia@yahoo.com

Best Buddies Open House
Feb. 16, 2014, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street (4th Floor, The Forum) Open to all

SENIA MANILA Conference 2014

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Sponsor: Beacon International School
Date: March 22, 2014 (Saturday)
Fee: PhP300 for lunch (Same charge last year)
For inquiries, please contact
Ms. Yvette Crisostomo, Beacon School
Email: crisostomo@beaconschool.ph

Updates on SENIA Manila Conference 2014 is available on the conference page here. Stay connected!

In the meantime, enjoy these photos from the last SENIA Manila representatives meeting.