MORE than 600 students with special needs participated in the 2019 Division 1 SPED Olympics held on November 6 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC).
Governor Amado I. Espino III who attended the opening program and commended the teachers and the parents of the differently-abled children for their patience and love.
“It will take a lifetime sacrifice to take care of these children who have special needs,” the governor said as he assured both parents and teachers that the provincial government under his stewardship is always ready to help and support all programs and projects intended for SPED students.
As a show of support to the sector, the provincial chief executive disclosed that an exclusive space located in the new building for the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) near the PDRRMO will be reserved for the special sector. “Rest assured of a 100 percent support from the provincial government,” the governor added, stressing that special children need extra attention.
Games conducted during the Olympics include athletics/runs, throws and jumps which were held outdoors. On the other hand, special events that were conducted indoor or inside NRSCC gymnasium are as follows: poster-making, Zumba dance contest and vocal solo singing contest.
Participants came from five clusters notably: Cluster 1 (Infanta, Dasol, Burgos, Mabini); Cluster 2 (Agno, Anda, Bani, Bolinao); Cluster 3 (Sual, Labrador, Bugallon, Lingayen, Binmaley); Cluster 4 (Calasiao, Basista, Mapandan, Sta. Barbara, Malasiqui, Bayambang); Cluster 5 (Urbiztondo, Mangatarem, Aguilar). (PIO/RRB)
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