INCLUSIVE EDUCATION VIDEOCONFERENCE
“Tungo sa Katuparan ng Karapatan ng PWDs”
July 27, 2009
The Philippine Council of Cheshire Homes for the Disabled (PhilCOCHED) in partnership with World Bank – Knowledge for Development Center (KDC),St. Paul University Philippines and Department of Education (DepEd) conducted a videoconference on Inclusive Education in observance of the 31st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week with a theme “Tungo sa Katuparan ng Karapatan ng PWDs” on July 27, 2009 at the 3rd Floor KDC, Learning Resource Center, St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City.
The participants were composed of district supervisor, principals, SPED coordinator, SPED teachers, elementary teachers, parents and immediate family member of children with disabilities. The activity aimed to provide participants with a new perspective on the Philippine Education system, while exchanging current practices and issues in education, particularly for children with disabilities and other students in the vulnerable sector.
The main speaker was Richard D. Arceño, the national coordinator of PhilCOCHED. He discussed about creating awareness on inclusive education among stakeholders, strengthening of local organizations and partners, improving access to inclusive education, health management and rehabilitation, and improving economic opportunities for the parents and immediate members of children with disabilities.
KDC Central Philippine University of Iloilo, KDC St. Paul University Philippines of Tuguegarao, and KDC University of Southeastern Philippines of Davao were the participating sites of the said videoconference. DepEd Manila and PhilCOCHED were based in the main site KDC Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Dr. Rosalinda Tanguilan, KIRN Director together with Ms. Manuelita Balisi, SPED Teacher and Dr. Estela Cabaro, Tuguegarao East District Supervisor
Richard Arceño (on the screen) and the participants during the videoconference