Its simple yet captivating story line has drawn me to watch the movie. It spreads special needs awareness as much as it encourages support and acceptance towards these exceptionally-abled individuals, and it is about a young adult with Down syndrome aspiring to be an action star and doing his best to attain his dream with […]Read More Star na si Van Damme Stallone: A Film about Acceptance and Support
It has been five years since I joined camp. I was first trained as a junior facilitator whose responsibilities involved monitoring the room cleanliness, serving meals, taking care of co-camper buddies and being a role model and was later promoted to apprentice facilitator whose responsibility involved co-facilitating in some workshops and activities in addition to […]Read More Camp L.I.F.E. 2017: From being a junior to senior facilitator
I would like to thank the SENIA committee for making this event possible. It was truly an honor to be recognized as one of the nominees and to receive a certificate on hand in front of special education professionals, advocates and interventionists. I would like to thank my childhood teachers turned lifetime mentors for helping […]Read More SENIA Advocacy Awards 2017: “One day I want to honestly say I made it.”
The real adventure began as we – my life coaching and social skills friends and I – bought school supplies and self care materials for donations. We equally bought a packed food for 30 persons, and repacked the donation goods while divided in two groups. Then we headed to Care Inc., a caring center for male […]Read More A Day in Care, Inc: a small bond that makes a huge difference
Thank you for providing us the opportunity to show our existing musical talents and releasing our inner musicians through stage performances. I am personally thankful for the combined well-paid efforts to organize an outstanding dinner concert, and for the artistic and musical efforts I have poured into the souvenir programs and song performances. I am […]Read More Xtraordinary Talents, Xceptional People: an Xcellent Dinner Concert Xperience in tribute to Candent’s 10th Anniversary
Joining the workshops brought me back to pursuing my childhood dream to work in the film industry. I was glad to be given the opportunity to learn more from the professionals through the workshops (and thanks to my mentor for inviting me knowing that film making is part of my interest), and I had been looking forward […]Read More Lights, Camera, Action: Film Workshops are indeed a wrap!
I remember my first camp as a junior facilitator. Now I’m one of the coaches. It was truly an amazing memorable experience despite being the only twenty-something in a youth summer camp (I was 23 when I joined Camp L.I.F.E. 2012 through invitation by my former teacher.) as it was just as useful in adulthood and I […]Read More #FlashbackFriday to my first camp: Why Camp L.I.F.E. is worth your summer 🙂