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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

UPDATE from Persons with Disabilities

This is a re-post from DLS-CSB SDEAS Facebook Page
by Giselle Montero

> Deaf faculty and students verified gravely affected numbers to 9. (House swept away or buried in landslide) Still confirming others.

>Tahanang Walang Hagdanan and the Pamayanan ng may Kapansanan: There are over 100 PWDs at TWH and 50 blind persons in Karangalan Phase 2. Needs: food and water (urgent) and if there is an electrician that can check TWH so can restore electricity.

>Deaf setting up lugaw kitchen. Need your help.
Donations needed: rice, tofu, can goods, cooking oil, eggs, water, bowls, spoon, coffee, cups, glasses, water dispensers, clothes, blankets, basic utensils for the house, lutuan, pots and pans.

>Please drop your donations at DLS-CSB, Taft Ave., Manila. Can also do pick up. Drop off points for food can be at Magic Touch Unit C03 Food Stall section, Market Place, EDSA Central, Mandaluyong - For food to be cooked.

>Volunteers for driving and pick ups are also encouraged.
Text: 0917-5008836

For direct sending of food donations (ready to eat- no water, and available kitchen in TWH)- Marick Subdivision, Cainta; Blind families at karangalan Phase 2 C3 Brgy Maggahan, Pasig

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Announcements: Be On the Look Out for PWDs and Deaf People

Please lend a hand.

To all volunteers in collection and distribution centers of affected areas: Please be on the look out for Deaf people and other People with Disabilities. They are one of the most vulnerable groups... they need additional help to make sure information reach them. We will update in a while on specifics of what to do and how to help.

Please let me know if you have suggestions or you are in contact with Deaf and PWD groups or individuals who are in need of special assistance- State Name, Address, Name of School if student, if need help state situation, if assisted and is in evacuation center please state contact details... more to come......we will just collect information for now.

Contact -Nicky 09272809550, Techie 09175702946, Giselle 09175008836 or 09188855212, John 09183099408, Joi V 09196355131. Update you soon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

SDEAS Business Track students tour Gardenia Factory

Last Aug 7, 2009, ENGLICOM, the Filipino-Chinese student organization of DLSU-M, sponsored a tour of the Gardenia Factory in Laguna for SDEAS Business Track students.

The ENGLICOM members and SDEAS students were treated with a video presentation of how Gardenia started and how it grew to be a very successful company today. The video emphasized on Gardenia’s corporate values and commitment to Quality and Consistency in every bread they make. After the video presentation the students were toured around the vast bread factory. The students were fascinated by how big the operation was and how quality is maintained in each stage of the baking process up until the bread is packed and delivered to the customers. The factory tour ended with a visit to the bread shop where visitors could buy different Gardenia products at discounted prices.

After the Gardenia factory tour, the group headed back to Manila. The group settled at Luneta Park to have lunch. Everyone brought food to share. ENGLICOM even prepared some food for the whole group. When everyone was full and rested, it was time for interaction. Even though it was raining at that time the group proceeded to have some fun and games. The group played charades inside the bus while they waited for the rain to stop. When the rain clouds cleared, everyone participated in some parlor games on the park grounds.

At the end of the day, the students were all tired and some were dirty with mud but both the Deaf and the Hearing students learned something new and surely had a great time. This partnership of SDEAS with ENGLICOM shows that we could all learn from each other if we just set aside our differences and celebrate our similarities.

Written by: Jason QuiƱones