Quota International of Las Piñas
Each year in the Philippines we are celebrating the Deaf Awareness Week last November 9 – 14, 2008. I was requested to attend the preliminary preparation representing Quota International of Las Piñas and other Quota Clubs also attended. The opening of the Deaf Awareness Week was started with a motorcade and ended at City Hall of Parañaque for the program. Many different deaf schools and organizations participated in the daily activities for the occasion. The most highlighted was the closing ceremony which was held at the activity center of SM Southmall, Las Piñas City on November 14, 2008. Our very own IPDG Lin Liboro was the Guest of Honor and Speaker. She was then, the Governor of District 41. The program started with our National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang”. It was emceed by a Deaf Child. The children of different schools performed their own song and dance. My photo entry “LOOK AT ME” are the deaf children dancing our native dance “Maglalatik” beating the coconut shell all over their bodies to make a sound. Also, the innocence children like an angels performing their song and dance by doing the sign language and lip reading. The children are so wonderful and unique to watch while performing. Supported by our own Quota International, Inc. and other deaf charities organizations. The Deaf Awareness Week involves national and local events promoting the positive aspects of the deafness, social inclusion and raising awareness of the huge range of local and national organizations that support deaf people and their families and friends. It is also about improving communication between deaf and hearing people, to reduce the everyday barriers and also to increase positive attitudes toward deaf people. During the week Quota International, Inc. and other deaf organizations hold activities to celebrate and conduct public information campaigns to educate people about deafness. Quota International, Inc. supported the Hearing Impaired Children their accomplishments, their issues and most of all Quotarians giving the gift of confidence.