F21 Manila: 1st Outreach Program for 2010

F21 Manila, in cooperation with SM and Canon, and under the guidance of master photographer John Chua, held its first outreach program for the year with the scholars of The Catholic Ministry for deaf People on October 16, 2010. A day of fun and learning was spent with the kids to give them time with their parents and opportunity to discover the beauty of photography. The morning was spent at the La Mesa Eco Park with games and basic photography lessons using Canon point and shoot cameras.

After lunch, the group went to SM Fairview's Storyland to enjoy the rides and have an appearance at Storyland Idols. It was a truly enriching experience for both the club and the kids. The effort invested into making this event happen was definitely worth it.

The next step is to have photos of this exhibit at SM Novaliches during Deaf Awareness Week, entitled "People with This Ability", the exhibit aims to increase the awareness of the public about PWDs and open the doors for more support to them, particularly CMDP. We aim to show that people who are incapacitated have the full capacity to live and love, and therefore do not have disability, but this ability - the ability to overcome their limitations.

F21 Manila would like to thank people and establishments who made this outreach possible - SM, Canon, La Mesa Ecopark, Jack 'n Jill, URC, Philamlife, House of Minis and all the other individual who helped fund the activity.

Watch out for F21 Manila's first ever exhibit on November 7-13, 2010 at the new SM Novaliches!

Author: Emman Paras
               F21 Manila, President