An appeal from MCCID College President, Remberto C. Esposa Sr.
Greetings in Christ\’s Name!!!
Today I am going to request you to support MCCID College of Technology with a donation.
In 1993, Manila Christian Computer for the Deaf Foundation, Inc. started as a small training school for the Filipino Deaf. During those times, after they graduate from high school, many deaf youth are having a hard time finding success in life. Most of them either stay at home to become a burden to their families. Others try their luck applying for menial and often demeaning jobs that are unfit for them. Some especially young innocent deaf girls were even forced to lure into flesh trade, unaware about their values and self respect.
A great many of them, due to lack of awareness on the part of the government and most companies, were sidelined as either a factory worker or a domestic help. Since most of the deaf are unable to talk, they are often ridiculed and negatively branded as incapable of handling more complex jobs. Their communication skills were also very low. Most people believe that it\’s too difficult to work with them.
Most of these were reversed when special post-secondary education programs for the deaf were established in Manila during the early nineties. MCCID is one of the premiere training school for the deaf in the Philippines. We became part of those institutions who were able to professionalize the deaf and upgraded their status to a white-collar worker.
In the past fifteen years, MCCID was able to humbly train more than 250 Filipino Deaf. Noteworthy alumni received Presidential awards as well as international accolades and participations. Five of them currently works at the Office of the Philippine President and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Aside from that, MCCID has contributed significantly in Philippine deaf education by:
- Becoming the first technical school for the deaf recognized in the Philippines;
- Offering the first sign language course approved by the government;
- Including Deaf culture as part of the curriculum;
- Strongly promoting the use and dissemination of Filipino Sign Language as part of the fourth wave including documentation of FSL in technical terms;
- Advocating and teaching closed captions on videos played on the Internet;
- Strengthening IT programs by participating in national and international skills competitions, and
- Submitting Deaf students to government’s competency certification examinations in IT.
MCCID College of Technology is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution. We have a very small number of paid staff and faculty, just eight. Most of us do multi-tasking jobs like teaching and counseling while doing house visits, working in the office and at the same time having teaching loads, etc. We have nearly 100 deaf students in any given semester. We get most of our resources from student\’s minimal tuition fees as well as generous support from our friends and benefactors. Almost all of the funds that we collect goes to the teacher\’s salaries as well as the school rental which is too costly since we are situated in an expensive area in Quezon City.
Your donation helps us greatly. We need your assistance to cover for our monthly operating expenses (utilities, school rental). It will also be used to fund for the improvement of our facilities and computer equipment. Most importantly, your help will support our indigent Filipino deaf students who are very eager to learn and become productive citizens of our country.
I invite you to help us. You may click on the donate button below or go to our Contact form, select \”subject: To Make a Donation\” and provide your contact information. Your donation will help to sustain our programs and activities. May God continue to bless you and your family!!!
REMBERTO C. ESPOSA
President, MCCID College of Technology
1 – The History of Sign Language in the Philippines: Piercing Together; Research Paper of Rafaelito Abat and Liza Martinez, p. 3 ; PDF File