Camp L.I.F.E. 2017: From being a junior to senior facilitator

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…

SENIA Advocacy Awards 2017: “One day I want to honestly say I made it.”

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…

A Day in Care, Inc: a small bond that makes a huge difference

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…

Lights, Camera, Action: Film Workshops are indeed a wrap!

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…

#CLHPamilyaParaSaBata2016: Care, Love, Help and MORE FUN

I was impressed with the warm and harmonious ambiance that the Family Day Outreach sought to provide. It was an event where students and their families extended their helping hands through donations to young people from caring homes named Care Inc. and Pequeña Casa de Nazareth and bonded with them on the event proper during…

CAMP L.I.F.E. 2015: Yesterday a camper, now a coach

Remembering my good ‘ole’ camper days as the campers’ Ate (ie. older sister). I was invited to become a junior facilitator in my first camp and reminisced how I enjoyed every moment in being able to pursue my passions through joined workshops and activities, develop my talents, learn new skills, make new friends and spend my…

And the DREAM continues to LIVE ON..

Students, their families, and teachers have once again gathered to turn this concert into a memorable experience as to pursue building a better home for students and to help them in living their dreams as performers, developing skills needed in professional world (esp. for trainees and adult students), improving themselves in person, and sharing their…

CAMP L.I.F.E 2014: The Daily Blog of an Apprentice Facilitator

I remember my first camp. I was invited to be one of the junior facilitators by a former tutor, and the camp has nurtured me a fun, life-learning experience that has already marked my life. I was tasked to do responsibilities that involve monitoring the venue’s cleanliness, assisting the facilitators in taking care of campers…

“What is your One Dream?” My Ultimate One Dream Experience

Each of us has his/her own dream in life. My biggest dream, for instance, is to become an accomplished musician and artist. I’ve been working hard enough to attain those goals and realize how I’m close to reaching it – being in a band/theater, performing in various places, and ending with my solo performance in…