Tuesday, August 2, 2016

September Deaf Leaders
"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly." —Jim Rohn

       One inspiring quote we remember about Deaf is the line, the only disability in life is a bad attitude.  We share this important thought of helping our learners realize their potential as leaders in their own simple ways.  In our aim help our learners realize their potentials as future humble leaders, the PDL started the program of having monthly Deaf leaders.  OThe program began last year with the simple aim of having a point person who will disseminate information, remind Deaf learners, inform the PDL office of Deaf concerns.  In the first year of implementation last school year 2015 -2016, Monthly Deaf leaders were  chosen based on their length of stay in ANHS.  
       The program allowed for smooth flow of information between and among Deaf learners and SLIs to the PDL office.  This year, all Deaf learners are given the chance to serve as Deaf leaders, they are expected to have short monthly meetings with the PDL Moderator and with their SLIs.  Initially our Deaf learners felt that the task is of Herculean proportions, but on the third month of implementation last school year, Deaf learners were excited to serve as leaders for their classmates. Our student Deaf representative last school year, Mr. Ferdie Genoguin shared Deaf learners were happy to be Deaf leaders because they are able to prove their capacity as potential leaders. 
      Our Sign Language Interpreters (SLIs) shared during the evaluation of the activity done in March and June 2016, shared that Deaf learners find the responsibility challenging.  This school year, after the feedback session, the PDL team decided to assign Deaf leaders based on their alphabetical listing, and alternating male and female students every month. 
       To our Deaf leaders, thank you for all your help. 
              Deaf Leaders for August

Evelyn C. Gatapia
Glydhl Mae L. Fernandez
Rio Shielo H. De Leon
Hannah M. Saur
Mariel H. De Leon
Cammille M. Celestra

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