Selected PNSB students joined the annual Camp Pag-Ibig day camp on February 17 at the Balara Development Community Park, Balara Filter’s Compound, Quezon City.
Each year, learners of PNSB eagerly awaits and participates the PAG-IBIG Camp.
This year marks the 43rd year of Camp Pag-Ibig since it started in 1976.
With the Theme: “Pantay-Pantay na Pagkakataon Para Sa Lahat”, the event organizers ensure that there are activities for everyone to enjoy; parents, teachers, and differently abled students alike. There was a forum for parents, training on first aid and disaster management for Campers and Teachers. Meanwhile, the children participated in activities such as storytelling, arts, and crafts, swimming, games, and sports.
Camp Pag-Ibig was initiated by the PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION FOR THE RETARDED (PAR) Inc. in 1976 and has been conducted since as the highlight of the celebration of the National Retarded Children’s Week (Feb 14-20 Per Presidential Proclamation No. 1385). Originally intended to serve children and youth with mental retardation, it has expanded to include all children with special needs in response to parents’ representations.
Camp PAG-IBIG is designed to provide opportunities to enhance their socialization skills paving the way for full integration and participation.