Gender and Development

GADRC Joins Meeting of the Federation of Persons with Disability – Cavite, Inc.

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Indang Association of Persons with Disability, Inc. hosted the 3rd Regular Monthly Meeting of the Federation of Persons with Disability – Cavite, Inc. in partnership with the CvSU Gender and Development Resource Center (GAD-RC) last March 20, 2019 at International House II, CvSU, Indang Cavite.

The meeting was attended by 36 females and 25 males from different municipalities of Cavite.

In his message, Dr. Reynaldo Samonte, Administrative Consultant and representative of the Mayor of Indang, encouraged the group to know and fight for their rights as Persons with Disability (PWD).

Ms. Raecel A. Estebat, staff from GADRC, presented the Operation of Center with emphasis on the Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives and Services offered which include: capacity building; seminar/ workshop/ orientation/ training, livelihood/entrepreneurship; and counseling.

Meanwhile, Ms. Shirlyn M. Rom, staff from GADRC, presented the Accomplishment Report of the Indang Association of Persons with Disability Inc. in partnership with the GADRC. A video testimony of Mr. Florian H. de Borja, President of the Indang Association of Persons with Disability, Inc., showed the impact of the GAD activities to their association.

Dr. John U. Nakpil, an optometrist, was also present during the meeting. Dr. Nakpil educated the group about Vision Sciences, Vision Training and Vision Therapy. He showed several photos of eye defects which he was able to correct in more than a hundred special case patients together with patients with Vision Related learning disability. He was able to help special case patients to gain better vision and become more productive in their lives.