Honor for Hard Work

Chennai – A sports meet called, “Special Olympics Bharat” for differently-abled children was held on January 21st with the motto “let me win but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”. Don Guanella Special School students participated, winning the Gold medal in Throw Ball and 50M Running. The well-known actor, Mr. Santhanam, celebrated his birthday with the special children and during the program encouraged everyone to have patience with children and spent the day meeting each school.
Another celebration was in honor of Republic Day of India. LC Project Nagapatinam distributed candle making certificates for DGSS students who were trained in candle making. Two of our school staff gave the training, producing various models of candles for students to get ideas of the concept of candle making. The work of staff and students are praiseworthy.

‘Specialympics’

Quezon City – The Guanella Center Special Children joined in the celebration of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week. On July 19th and 20th, the special children and their guardians participated in the Special Olympics; events included relay running, a hotdog eating contest, egg catching, malikhaing pagguhit (poster making contest), sack race, caterpillar and a marathon. The children were divided into three teams working together to prove that, despite their disabilities, they were capable of completing their tasks and were valuable to their team’s effort. Through Special Olympics, the special children developed their talents, skills, capabilities and expressed themselves to a friendly Community. They truly enjoyed the games.