The biggest celebration that aims to nurture the gift of every child happened recently during this year’s National Gifted Week spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Gifted Education, Inc. (PCGE) in partnership with PROMIL FOUR and support from the Kite Association of the Philippines.
The celebration featured a whole-day kite flying event and a two-day conference to be 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 be gathered the most notable experts who discussed and shared their knowledge on how to nurture a child’s gift,” said Dr. Leticia Peñano-Ho, president of PCGE.
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.
The PCGE also gathered experts for the two-day conference on revisiting the Multiple Intelligences. Sharing their expertise were Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, Ms. Shaira Luna, Ms. Kara David, Ms. Roselle Ambubuyog, Dr. Carlos Arcilla, Mr. Ryan Tumbocon, and Mr. Kim Atienza. They 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.