Ana Arce [Deaf], others to Receive the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People

February 10, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People  will hold an AWARDS CEREMONY for 78 participants from the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Ticket to Life and the De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies. SDEAS’ awardees include Ana Arce for  silver award,  Bea Francisco for Gold and 8 other Deaf students for the Bronze. Ticket to Life will have 18 Bronze recipients  and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines will have 51 Bronze recipients.

It is my pleasure to invite you to the AWARDS CEREMONY on  February 13, 2012, 3:00 pm  to be held ARG Theater, 5th floor, DLS-CSB Taft Campus. Let us witness and give recognition to our young people who were able to achieve their goals.  Usec. Leon Flores III of the National Youth Commission with Mae Paner aka Juana Change are our guest speakers.

The International Award is an exciting self-development programme available to all 14 to 25 year olds. Over 7 million young people worldwide have taken up the Award challenge and this is the first batch of awardees in the Philippines. The Award is tough but it is about individual challenge, not about reaching specific standards set by someone else. Young people design their own Award Programme, set their own goals, and record their own progress. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.

Doors to the ARG theater will open by 2:00 pm.  If you need parking will email me back. parking is available at the SDA building, V. Cruz. You make enter through the back gate of the Taft campus. I will need your confirmation and the names of your guests/delegation for the gatepass.

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