National Disability Week

Manila  – The Servants of Charity and Guanella Center joined the entire nation in celebrating National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week July 17-23, 2015. This year’s theme was “Health and Wellness for Persons with Disabilities Toward an Inclusive Development for All.” Celebrations at Guanella Center began with Mass for persons with disabilities and their parents who come daily to our Center for therapy and other educational activities. After Mass there was a simple parade from the Servants of Charity compound, out to the streets and up to Centerville Covered Court; intending to promote awareness around the neighborhood on the importance of caring for persons with disabilities. On July 14th, persons with disabilities were given a lesson on safety precautions in the event of emergency by interns from the PT Department. On July 15th, a seminar on Disaster preparedness was presented to the parents by officials from the Disaster Office of Quezon City Government. To conclude the week-long celebration, Specialympics was held July 15th-16th. The good children, their parents and caregivers enjoyed the highly anticipated “olympics” where they not only showed their skills in sports but also shared their sportsmanship and capabilities in different physical and athletic activities despite their limitations.Manila - disability week 1 Manila - disability week 2

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