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.