Categorized as: Visits/Courtesy Calls

NCDA invites MCCID in Center Launch

The Department of Social Welfare and Development through the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) invited MCCID College to witness the Ceremonial Ground Breaking of Model Disability Resource and Development Center (DRDC) last February 24. MCCID President Remberto Esposa together with Student-Leaders’ Elizer Famadico Jr. and Hans Danielle Vidal attended the momentous event. They were the only representatives from the Deaf sector. The students also taught basic sign language to the guests which was assisted by NCDA Chief Nelia De Jesus who also serves as the emcee. The 6-storey building which will be put up at NCDA compound in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will house livelihood training rooms, hostel, library and accessible technology equipment. The DRDC will serve as the hub for information, program and policy development, capacity building, and networking for all persons with disabilities (PWDs). It will also provide PWD skills training, as well as, display crafts made by PWDs. It will also showcase customized assistive devices such as wheelchairs that will help PWDs for easier mobility. Aside from skills training, the DRDC will include a library and a computer center where PWDs can search for education and employment opportunities. The activity was…

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Computer Exhibit 2010

http://picasaweb.google.com/jojomccid/Comddap10# Similar to last year, MCCID students once again visited the annual Computer Manufacturers, Dealers and Distributors Association of the Philippines held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Saturday, December 4, 2010. But what\’s different in this year\’s event is that students from Tiaong, Quezon and City of San Fernando, Pampanga campuses joined the students from the Cubao Main Campus. Dubbed “This is I.T!”, this year’s COMDDAP Expo 2010 showcases various consumer electronics with special focus on laptops, netbooks, ipods, bigger projectors and anti-virus softwares. Many students received various give aways such as ball pens, magazines, bags and other goodies. A short lecture on designing 3D structures and buildings which will be placed as permanent fixtures in Google Earth was given by Mr. Salvador Lastrilla, COMDDAP Vice President and 3D Philippines Initiative Group. Google Philippines installed a big flat touch screen which shows Google Earth together with famous Philippine landmarks. Students were delighted to learn how to design a 3D edifice.

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QC, Quezon and Pampanga Classes Open Smoothly

Classes opened smoothly on both MCCID Main Campus in Cubao, Quezon City and in Tiaong, Quezon branch last June 14. San Fernando Pampanga Campus opened two weeks later in June 28 due to some difficulty in arranging for special boarding accommodations for students and the preparation of their new computer lab. A total of 93 students in Cubao Main attended the orientation grouped according to year level while Tiaong, Quezon had 13 students. Twenty six students complete the San Fernando class majority of which came from Pampanga. The rest are from Bulacan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan. Meeting with the parents of Cubao students was held on July 26. The first day began with the introduction of the school and explanation of rules and policies to all students. Official class started on June 15. Sir Jerome Marzan was tasked to monitor and assist the activities of the branches. His first assignment was to give orientation to the two branches. Tiaong, Quezon Campus was opened in 2009 under MCCID College community based school strategy. The facilities, additional instructors and direct supervision come from Bartimaeus Center for Alternative Learning (Bethsaida, Inc.) headed by Pastor Benjamin Hugo and School Coordinator Loida Alvarez. Additional…

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MCCID Opens Bethsaida Quezon Branch

MCCID College of Technology, in partnership with Bartimaeus Center for Alternative Learning (Bethsaida, Inc.) and Liliane Foundation Philippines will open its first branch in Tiaong, Quezon and will be ready to accept deaf high school graduates starting this school year 2009-2010. After a series of discussions and viability studies conducted from February to May of this year, the three institutions forged a special agreement to put up a post-secondary school which will offer computer courses similar to the ones being given to Manila campus. MCCID will provide the curriculum, materials and an academic instructor/expert. It also pledged to donate a couple of computer units. For their part, Bethsaida will provide the venue and prospective deaf students. Their 1,500 sq.m campus is located at 031 Mayo St., Tiaong, Quezon. On the other hand, Liliane Foundation Philippines, their longtime partner institution promised to give scholarship grants to deaf students as well as to fund for other facilities. Liliane provided financial assistance in the purchase of the school\’s property. Officials from Liliane Foundation led by Sis. Agnetia Naval, National Coordinator, Ms. Ma. Theresa Dela Cruz, National Correspondent and Ms. Joan Galamgam, Administrative Staff together with Mr. Jojo Esposa and Mr. Ervin Reyes representing…

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Manila Jaycees Donate Animation Light Boxes

Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) Manila Chapter donated part of the amount used to build twelve pieces of animation light boxes during the Turn Over Ceremony held at MCCID College Design Room last February 28, Saturday. Dubbed \”Operation Handog Gamit\”, the team was led by their President Mark Steven Ong. This activity was a brainchild of Mr. Andrei L. Dy, Project Chairman together with his teammates Paul L. Sy and Romulo (Jay) R. Ramos Jr. Andrei started coordinating with MCCID last year through emails. He then visited the school in December during its Christmas party and was able to meet the administration and deaf students. He then asked for the school\’s requirement that needed immediate assistance. Sir Remberto Esposa Sr., the school\’s president then informed Andrei that MCCID College wants to open a new 2D animation course. This program is very much fitted to the deaf since most of them are artistically inclined and very creative. One of the requirements in offering the training course is the animation light box. So Sir Esposa requested the group to support them in making those light boxes. Aside from the light boxes, JCI Manila donated five pieces of second-hand color monitors. These will be…

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Liliane Foundation Visits MCCID

International agency vows to support students Dutch nationals\’ Mr. Steven Berdenis Van Berlekum and Ms. Mia Willems representing Stitching Liliane Fonds visited MCCID last February 29, 2008 as part of their tour of selected Philippine partner agencies nationwide. The couple was accompanied by Ms. Maria Teresa \”Tess\” Dela Cruz, National Correspondent of Liliane Foundation Philippines. They were warmly welcomed by MCCID administrator and faculty led by Sir Remberto Esposa Sr., MCCID Chairman of the Board and Registar Ma\’am Remedios Esposa. Sir Jojo showcased MCCID\’s mission and vision as well as its past and current accomplishments in a PowerPoint presentation. For his part, Sir Ervin Reyes also presented his students\’ work inside the computer laboratory and explained about the lesson. The group also had a short tour inside classrooms and other school facilities. They were very impressed at despite its meager resources, MCCID was able to accomplish more for the deaf community. The student-group led by Kerwin Tamanu, are tasked to design the official website of Liliane Foundation Philippines as part of their thesis for completion of subject. He is joined by Haydee Ballesteros and Jefferson Roxas. They are expected to finish the website before their scheduled graduation date this May….

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The Value of House Visits

House/Home Visit activity was included as part of MCCID’s program of bridging the gap between deaf students and their mostly hearing families. MCCID has been doing this activity for the past eleven years. This is part of the student’s Personality Development and Public Relations subject. House Visits Clear Up Communication Barriers Home visits have renewed relationships among parents and their deaf child as well as developed personal bonding between the school and the family. It has been observed that most families don’t know how to communicate through sign language. So this has become an opportunity for the parents to talk to their children spontaneously with the aid of a sign language interpreter. However, house visits are only done once in the entire three years of the student’s school life. This is in order to minimize the family’s hassle in preparing for it. Also, this is NOT BEING FORCED to the families. Through a letter of permission, the parents may opt to allow the school to visit them or not. It All Started with One House Visit Among all schools for the deaf in Metro Manila, only MCCID has this kind of special program. It started when students decide to have…

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Brandstream Donates Cash Gift

Brandstream Inc., the first and only shopper marketing solutions provider in the Philippines donated a check worth Php 10,000 as part of the scholarship grant to a selected indigent deaf student of Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf. In a simple yet memorable visit to MCCID office last December 19, 2006 Mr. Raymond Acedera, General Manager of Brandstream, Inc. handed over the check as their Christmas gift shared to the foundation. Mr. Abcede reasoned out that since most companies share corporate give-aways and memorabilias as part of their Christmas activity, he wants their company to make a difference. He likes to share the company\’s blessings to a non-government institution that helps persons with disability have a better life through education. When asked why they selected MCCID as the first recipient of their Christmas gift, he replied that they searched through the Internet and found this web site appealing to them. After a few calls to MCCID\’s Registrar, Mrs. Remedios Esposa, they immediately chose the school as their beneficiary. For her part, the School Registrar was very much grateful for the Christmas blessing the company gave to MCCID. The school promised to include Brandstream, Inc. as one of its Prayer…

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