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The Therapy That is Art

The usual art activities that teachers give to students are not just about knowing the basics of art. It is also therapy. For some, who needs therapy with a busy social calendar? But that's not how it works.

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ESP Strives to Strengthen Parents’ Involvement in Their Kids' Education

Parents have a heavy and lasting impact on kid's learning. Research indicates that when parents are involved in their children's learning, children achieve better results, are more engaged with school work, and stay in school longer. This also translates into long-term economic and social advantages.

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ESP Team Visits Scholar Affected by a Fire Incident

As reported by different local news outlets, a fire broke out around 9:00 pm in Barangay Daniel Fajardo in Las Piñas City on November 9, 2020. The fire reached the second alarm and burned down more than Php 200,000 worth of damage in properties. It was speculated that an unattended lit candle was the cause of the fire. 27 houses were razed and the affected families are currently staying at the Daniel Fajardo Elementary school, as of this writing. A 2-year-old child was the only casualty.

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Equipping the Playroom

Play is the language of children. And play areas provide a break from the sufferings of poverty, child neglect, and abuse prevalent among those living in poverty. Kids get to experience peer interactions and opportunities for self-expression. Various therapeutic activities and games are held in the playroom. This is why the Residential Care home is excited to continue restocking and fixing the said areas with play items for all ages, especially during this pandemic and with the holiday season approaching.

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Residential Care = Spiritual Care

In the SPECS Foundation’s Residential Care home, they saw the need to put the kids’ spiritual care at the forefront. This is also part of their goal which is to nurture kids with a holistic view. They believe that kids need their spirituality and moral values nurtured thoughtfully by empathic adults. Spirituality, morality, religion, and ethics are interwoven. Most spiritual belief systems touch on the sanctity of life, respect and care for the family, community, and others.

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#theonlineclasschallenge

As the Philippine government grapples with the educational situation brought about by the pandemic, parents are trying to adapt to the circumstances. Pushing through with the opening of schools (online and/or modular classes) exposes the inequality among societal classes. Yet, if schools don’t reopen, inequality will get even worse. So, what gives?

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Residential Care: Equipped for the New Normal (1st of 2 Parts)

This COVID-19 pandemic brought with it its twin: New Normal. By now, six months into the global crisis, the whole world has slowly adjusted to living with the coronavirus. This comes with the hope that, one day, all nations will be safe healthwise. Now that the new normal is the only way people can continue on with their lives, many have sought ways to adjust. Some companies were kind enough to let their employees work from home, some workers were given free shuttle service or room & board in the workplace. The others were not so lucky. A large chunk of the percentage of the unemployed can be attributed to the pandemic due to companies and businesses closing down.

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What Happens Next: Equipped for the New Normal

In the last blog, everything seemed to be all sunny and smiles for the Residential Care. Every kid sounded like they were able to cope with the sudden changes in the delivery of lessons. Now that there is a new normal in education in the Philippines (and the rest of the world), everyone’s trying to grapple with this new challenge. But the ResCare kids started preparing for the new school year way before schools are about to open. Instead of being apprehensive, they’re excited about it.

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SPECS Foundation: Two Strides Forward

A few weeks ago, SPECS Foundation decided to take a breather for a short while. This decision came about because of the current global situation. To ensure that all employees stay healthy and protected, some safety measures were taken. The company gave out reminders on how they should protect themselves and their families against COVID-19 even if they were working from home.

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Plantitos & Plantitas X SPECS Foundation

The strict quarantine and stay-at-home protocols imposed because of the pandemic compelled many to look for ways to battle cabin fever or to earn something. For some who have been displaced, they went into online selling. Others pursued hobbies that can be done at home like painting, singing, TikToking (if that’s even a word), and cooking.

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About Specs Foundation

Our team is composed of highly skilled Social Workers, Pastors, Care Workers and efficient Administrators. We all come together to ensure that the children, families and communities under our programs are given the best support and care possible.

SPECS was started in 1986 by a group of Christian workers who saw the hunger, and risks the children were exposed to. They undertook the management and delivery of the different services and care for the poor families in the various communities in Pasay City.​ In 1987, it was registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission as a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization. In 2002, SPECS built a home for boys and girls in Pasay City.

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Phone: +(63) 998-311-0077
Email: info@SpecsFoundation.com