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Thursday, June 13, 2024

A celebration of giftedness

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The biggest celebration that aims to nurture the gift of every child happened recently during this year’s National Gifted Week. 

Children create colorful kites at Burnham Green Park during the National Gifted Week. 

Spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Gifted Education, Inc. (PCGE) in partnership with Promil Four and with support from the Kite Association of the Philippines, the event featured a whole-day kite flying event and a two-day conference attended by giftedness experts. 

“This event celebrates the gift that every child possesses. It was a great way for parents to encourage the creativity of their children, have fun, and spend some time together. We also gathered the most notable experts to discuss and share their knowledge on how to nurture a child’s gift,” said PCGE president Dr. Leticia Peñano-Ho.

The celebration kicked off with the biggest kite making and flying event in Manila. 

Children and their parents created colorful kites and watched it rise in the air during the activity held at Burnham Green Park across Luneta. Arts director of Masterpiece Movement Kara Escay facilitated the said activity. Attendees were also treated to exciting games, entertainment, a parade, and other surprises. 

From left: Wyeth Nutrition general manager Bert Demeyere, marketing director for premium milks Jo Lacida, Kara Escay, Dr. Leticia Peñano-Ho, and Wyeth Nutrition group product manager for premium milks Mea Gabunada. 

The PCGE also gathered experts for the two-day conference on revisiting the Multiple Intelligences. Sharing their expertise were Ryan Cayabyab, Shaira Luna, Kara David, Roselle Ambubuyog, Dr. Carlos Arcilla, Ryan Tumbocon, and Kim Atienza. 

The speakers discussed how to nurture a child’s gift based on their dominant intelligences which can be among Musical-Rhythmic, Visual/Spatial, Verbal Linguistic, Logical Mathematical, Science, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal, Naturalistic, or Body-Kinesthetic.


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