APT, Apt for Carmona PWDs

November 27, 2012

Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT) cheered.  Carmona trainees above, show off finished items and take to heart APT, by author Bevill Parker, British Environmentalist, which ‘’makes something out of nothing’’. Turning paper wastes/used cardboard boxes into durable/attractive kiddie table, chairs, and other utility items, this enthusiastic batch proved that with this technology, women and men with disabilities alike, even with physical impairments, could fabricate furniture/gadgets that are 1) useful 2) strong 3) costing almost nothing, and 4) attractive, which are 4 APT musts.

 

 

 

 

 

To the beat of GangNam Style and the like, the group, some joined by their kids, gamely made  group and individual projects non-stop, to maximize their 2 days.  Fascinated in the end by their devices’ woodlike quality and strength, tested by some heavy weight staff, Mayor Dahlia Loyola ordered 12 sets of tables and chairs for their Reading Center.  Tall order but a huge compliment to the jolly batch, including NCDA represented by Parker student at the University of London-ICH/APT trainor Nelia R. de Jesus, NCDA-TCD Chief.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This ‘’paper carpentry’’ workshop was made more fun, with in-between-work energizer sign language and getting an “ECO Bag” compliments of SM Supermalls for their tools and stuff.

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Lady Mayor Adopts “Bags for Life” in Carmona, Cavite

November 22, 2012

After an exciting exhibit and sale of fashionable “Bags for Life” crafted by persons with disabilities and their kins at the Municipal Hall last November 7, 2012,  Mayor Dahlia Loyola gave the project her thumbs up.  She warmly thanked NCDA for bringing in ‘Bags for Life’ Expert Ms. Lulu Ocampo for the 6-day workshop, and on the spot, gave instructions to tap local establishments to donate all used telephone directories, posters and newspapers to sustain ‘’Bags’’ production

 

Mayor Dahlia Loyola admires Bags for Life finished products and thanks NCDA represented by TCD Chief Nelia R. de Jesus for bringing in Bags Expert/Author Mrs. Lulu Ocampo.

 

20 trainees with disabilities hurdled 8 days to learn weaving “Bags for Life”, back-to-back with ‘Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT)” to make useful devices/kiddie tables and chairs from waste cardboards and papers.  Aimed to provide Carmona’s persons with disabilities novel and practical options to generate extra income, this is also an NCDA’s pitch to enlist women and men with disabilities as environment advocates through waste reuse.

 

 

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NCDA Cheers Delegates to Korea’s “ Global Challenge for Youth with Disabilities”

October 19, 2012

Pinch-hitting for ED Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga, DED Matt Lee Jr., met the 5-man team for this world event on October 29-November 2, 2012 in Incheon, Korea.  He helped find the team’s name – “MAKE THE RIGHT REAL – PHILIPPINES,  adopting the new Decade’s tagline, with the theme: I.T.’s More Fun in the Philippines”.  The young delegates will compete in e-LIFE,  e-Tools and e-Sports categories.

The 5 delegates are:  1) Ms. Jennifer Garcia, Team Coordinator from NCDA, will also present a country paper on “Accessible ICT in the Philippines”, 2) Ezekiel “EJ” Erpelo, MCCID Institute of Technology,  3) Gerson Peralta, Philippine National School for the Blind (PNSB) ,  Jabby Vesagas (Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC), and Jabby’s Mother/Personal Assistant Mrs. Connie Vesagas.

Global IT Challenge Philippine Delegation
Global IT Challenge Philippine Delegation
Left to right: NCDA-TCD Chief Nelia R. de Jesus, Mr. Pablito Gesmundo (PNSB), MCCID Institute of Technology Training Director/Coach Jojo Esposa, PNSB Teacher/Coach Adonis Untalan, RP Team Coordinator Jennifer Garcia, Youth Delegates Ezekiel John “EJ” Erpelo (MCCID) and Gerson Peralta from PNSB, NCDA-DED Matt Lee, Jr., Youth Delegate Jabby Vesagas (ILLC), Jabby’s Mom/Personal Assistant Mrs. Connie Vesagas, Ms. Nina Almeda, ILLC Coach and Mrs. Peralta.

Team’s dry-run of 3-day program the e-contests

The meeting no doubt, set the whole team on a high gear, with NCDA’s full support. Big thanks goes to the Department of Foreign Affairs’’ staff Ms. Mila Cruz, who tirelessly makes the express lanes for PWD passport applicants real, including these young delegates.

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“e-PDAO Network” Launched

September 4, 2012

To seal the recently concluded ‘’Philippine Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) Congress”, held in Bayview Plaza Hotel on August 15-17, 2012, PDAO Officers/focal persons  signed the Manifesto of Commitment/”e-PDAO Network”, to spur and serve as hub in rolling out national disability programs most effectively.

 

“Manifesto Signing of “e-PDAO Network”

Jorwin Bautista (left) among the first to sign, Joerabs (middle) signs on behalf of Opol Fed.of PWDs, the rest saying while signing, “Sali tayo dyan!’”
Jorwin Bautista (left) among the first to sign, Joerabs (middle) signs on behalf of Opol Fed.of PWDs, the rest saying while signing, “Sali tayo dyan!’”

 

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NCDA Cheers London-bound RP Paralympics Team

September 4, 2012

Godspeed, RP Paralympics Team!   NCDA Executive Director Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga  leads well wishers in honoring and cheering the “Go for Gold RP Paralympics Team”in a dinner hosted by the Council at the Bayview Plaza Hotel, last August 17, 2012.  This sendoff of the  Philippine bets to the “ International Paralympics” in London meaningfully capped the closing of the 3-day 3-day PDAO Congress held in the same hotel.

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NHE Forum Closing Marks Opol and New Lucena Success Stories

August 14, 2012

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Mary Jane Villanueva, Opol’s Most Outstanding PWD 2012

August 14, 2012

Proud Mayor Dexter Yasay recently awarded Mary Jane Villanueva, Opol Federation of PWDs’ Vice President, as the “Most Outstanding PWD” for 2012.  Launched to kick off Opol’s 2012 NDPR Week with a motorcade,  this aims to raise awareness on the beauty and potentials of PWDs as productive citizens of Opol.

Besting 9 other candidates, Ms. Villanueva is among Opol’s staunch disability advocates,  who are  highly instrumental in their high impact ‘’Non-handicapping Environment” pilot project, in sync with the Japan International Cooperating Agency (JICA) and the National Council on Disability Affairs.

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Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.

July 1, 2012

Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.
Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc.

 

Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc. is owned and managed by Arthur Quiroz. A PWD entrepreneur with orthopedic engaged in selling religious articles in Quiapo, Manila Philippines.

PRODUCT LINE:    

Religious Articles

CONTACT INFO:

  • Business Name                                   :         Samahang Kapatiran ng May Kapansanan para sa Hanapbuhay Inc
  • Business Owner’s Name                   :         Mr. Arthur Quiros
  • Business Complete Address            :         # 31 Lacson Underpass, Quiapo, Manila
  • Contact Person (2)                            :         Mr. Arthur Quiros
  • Cellphone Number                            :         (02) 381-6367 or 09195671684

 

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CHEDROD on Program Accessibility

June 28, 2012

CHEDRO 9 is an active member-agency of the Regional Council on Disability Affairs which is mandated as the governments’ focal agency on disability-related concerns at the regional level. As part of its commitment the office regularly attend the quarterly meetings of the RCDA, which is the working body to promote, implement and monitor various programs and projects for the sector. For SY 2011-2012 there are six (6) PWDs scholars of the Commission in region 9 among the many on-going grantees. Slots for persons with disabilities for scholarship is a continuing program every year. Some PWD graduates manifested their gratefulness to CHED and even write us letter of gratitude.

                Yearly, CHEDRO9 is a proud partner in providing social protection, economic development and in helping promote the rights and welfare of the poor, vulnerable and the disadvantaged individuals, families an communities as a whole as we carry on the government programs in the education sector.

(Report  by: Ms. Evelyn Dolencio – Regional Programs Coordinator)

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Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Inc.

June 6, 2012

PWD Webstore features Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. – a non-stock, non-profit and non-government organization that aims to uplift the lives of the Orthopedically handicapped persons. It was founded by Sr. Valeriana Baerts, ICM. a Belgian nun who was assigned as a volunteer nurse here in the Philippines. The center is located in Cainta Rizal which is about 15 kms. East Manila. It has five workshops, six Dormitories for trainees who came from far provinces. It is a rehabilitation and skills training center with sheltered workshops where the people with disabilities are trained to be productive and self-reliant member of the society.

 

Tahanang Walang Hagdan Inc. Online Merchant
Tahanang Walang Hagdan Inc. Online Merchant

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