CELTA Spearheads Celebration for the Visually Impaired
The Center of Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CELTA), the extension arm of the College of Education (COE), spearheaded the celebration of the 24th White Cane Safety Day in Dumaguete City on August 10.
“White cane” symbolizes the continuing campaign to provide care and respect for persons with disabilities, particularly those who are visually impaired, and facilitate their social inclusion.
Partnering with CELTA was the American Studies Resource Center of the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library. The collaboration expanded the beneficiaries, from adults to also children who are visually impaired.
Students enrolled in the Special Education 23 class led the event for CELTA, consistent with its S.O.L. (Season of Learning) program for this semester and in compliance with Republic Act No. 6759 declaring August 1 as “White Cane Safety Day” in the Philippines. S.O.L. is a semester-wide program that aims for the promotion of the talents and skills of PWDs, and pushes for increased public awareness about their needs.