Category: AFS

Youth Ambassadors Rocel and Jene Boy Start ‘AFS Year’ In America

             2 Pinoy Scholars eagerly begin their Life-changing Year in Washington D.C.  Rocel Sison of the Philippine National School for the Blind and Jene Boy Deculing of Isabela school for the Deaf, join exchange students from all over the world on their orientation prior to placements for 1 year, in respective schools and foster families in California and Arizona. [...] 

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Korean Team’s Power Wheelchair Spurs Young Pinay Rights Advocate

International Cooperation at Work! DSWD Undersecretary and NCDA’s  OIC/ED Alicia R. Bala , Global Cancer Ambassador and New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas and wife Volet  cheer the first ride of new and lucky power wheelchair owner  Carla dela Cruz, another highlight of the December 2, 2011 “Asia Pacific’s Walk for the Rights of PWDs”.  Carla, an AFS-YES scholar and a cum laude graduate of Trinity University of Asia, BS Education major in SPED, looks forward to using her power cruiser in her future teaching career. [...] 

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The deadline for the submission of American Field Service-Kennedy Lugar-Youth Exchange Scholarship (AFS-KL-YES) application was extended from July 15, 2011 to Friday, August 12, 2011. This is to give applicants in various schools more time to complete the requirements for submission to NCDA.
Because of this, the final screening of applicants for AFS-KL-YES schoolyear 2012-2013 was reset from July 15, 2011 to August 23, 2011, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the NCDA Office Board Room, Isidora Street, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City. Please contact Mr. Reggie Tolentino or Ms. Precious Horvidalla at Telephone Number 951-61-29. [...] 

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AFS Scholar Korea-bound for a Cultural Exchange Program

Yamie (standing-L) with fellow AFSers (Gemmalyn, Adisa and Marlon).

Yamie Fiestada, with 3 other model deaf students of De la Salle University – College of St. Benilde (DLSU-CSB), will soon fly to South Korea for a cultural exchange program. Sponsored by the Korean Employment Agency for the Disabled (KEAD), this will run from February 13-18, 2011, at the Ilsan Vocational Competency Development Center (IVCDC). CSB’s School for Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) will field four deaf young people, 1 deaf adviser and 2 hearing Faculty Chaperons to complete their 6-man team. [...] 

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