The W.I.R.E.D Project
Benilde, in partnership with AKAP-Pinoy Inc., hosted the W.I.R.E.D. Project, a one-day seminar on online freelancing for Persons with Disabilities, last October 22, 2013 at the Amphitheater, SDA Campus. The project keeps up with the digital times by utilizing e-learning to train PWDs to become skilled virtual assistants and online freelancers. By employing the work-from-home model as a platform for providing livelihood opportunities to PWDs, barriers to employment such as mobility and work accessibility are directly addressed.
Resource speakers for the training include Mr. Manuel Agcaoili, President of NOVA Foundation; Ms. Ma. Vivian Estacio and Mr. Erick Ramos , Members of the W.I.R.E.D. Project; Ms. Jacquelyn V. Lucero, Bid Ocean Asia;
Mr. Ryan Q. Allegado, IT Manager for Abled Online, Genashtim Innovative Learning, Pte; and
Ms. Lishiel P. Aquino, Proprietor, The Article Master.
Opening prayer by Michael Lopez
Lupang Hinirang in Filipino Sign Language
Vice Chancellor for Academics Robert L. Tang
The event of W.I.R.E.D Project was hosted by Mackie Calbay.
Welcome to Dr. Rex Bernardo, The W.I.R.E.D Project Team Leader.
He just arrived at 12 floor Amphitheater, SDA Campus.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),
The agreement, signed by organizations all service members different company.
Oscar Taleon, Chairman of AKAP-PINOY, Inc. and Michael Autencio Interpreting.
Mr. Manuel Agcaoili, President of NOVA Foundation
Aristotle Nabung asked a few questions
Ms. Ma. Vivian Estacio, Member of the W.I.R.E.D. Project
Dr. Rex Bernardo
Team Leader of Project W.I.R.E.D.
Bid Ocean Asia
Oscar Taleon, Chairman of AKAP-PINOY, Inc.
President of NOVA Foundation
Mr. Erick Marco , Member of the W.I.R.E.D. Project
Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies student Michael Lopez
Ryan Allegado, Genashtim Innovative Learning, Pte Ltd. and Michael Autencio interpreting.
The Article Master
Michael Autencio interprets with Dr. Rex Bernardo spreaking