ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

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My most remarkable moment in ATRIEV was when one of the Norfil Foundation staff join the class for a few days because she said that their website is not that accessible. At first I thought that she is strict but when she introduced herself and told us that we could act like normal students. I felt at ease. To ATRIEV, continue to change the life of the blind, help them realize that the world won’t stop because they got blind. Open their eyes that even though they are blind they can do more like an abled persons.

Eleazarah Necesito
Intro to Computer Science Summer 2019
Low vision – Retenitis Pigmentoza

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ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

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Sa akin po, Sobrang Laki po ng naitulong ng ATRIEV, lalo na po noong nagsisimula palang po ako. Sobrang dami ko pong natutunan noon sa DLT, natutunan ko po mas i-handel ng maayos ang computer ko, at higit po sa lahat natuto po akong gumawa ng PowerPoint, gumawa ng mga Gawain sa Excel, at iba pa. lalong lalo na po sa ICS sobra-sobra po akong natuto, natuto ako gumawa at mag-audit ng website at iba pa. Higit po sa lahat mas lumawak po ang confidence ko sa pag sasalita sa harap ng maraming tao. At na improve din po ang pag sasalita at pag susulat ko ng English. Dati po sobrang nahihiya po ako mag English kasi hindi naman ako fluent sa pagsasalita.

Jerald Aldrinray M. Polintan
DLT 2017 and ICS 2018
Totally blind due to ROP

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The hope that ATRIEV gives to the PWD community ignited my love for this advocacy. I will continue to live by its mission to create vision beyond sight. Furthermore, I believe that all my experiences in this 5-day training will help me to become the best Special Education teacher that I can be. I will make use of my knowledge to raise awareness and empower more PWDs. I will never forget our trainers who did not just teach us, but also touched our lives in so many ways. They will be one of my inspirations as I turn the disabilities to THIS abilities of my future students.

Marjulene Roxas
Basic ICT Training of Trainers 2018
UP College of Education Student

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ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

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As a person with mobility impairment, Writing for the Web Training was another milestone for me. I learned to enhance my grammar and English composition, and developed my skills in computer. It refreshed my mind in the proper usage of grammar and it upgraded me to the latest applications. I have learned new techniques and adjusted myself to something new. I will bring all my learnings from the training to where my destiny lies on. A journey that will surely broaden my horizon and leads me to a new way of technology and learning that can turn difficulties into opportunities. Thank you ATRIEV for making it possible for us Persons with disability.

Lalaine Guanzon
Writing for the Web Training 2019
Wheelchair user

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ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

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Madami akong bagay na natutunan sa pag-enroll ko sa iba’t-ibang trainings sa ATRIEV. Not only in terms of using computer, kundi maging sa kung papaano makihalobilo sa iba’t-ibang klase ng tao sa lipunan. Mas naging fruitful ang social life ko. Naramdaman kong naging upgraded ang pagkatao ko dahil sa mga kaalamang naibahagi sa akin ng ATRIEV. Kung dati na puro pabasa lang ako sa kapatid o kaibigan sa tuwing may natatanggap akong text messages, kapag may kanta akong gustong i-memorize ay nagpapadikta pa ako, lahat ng yan ngayon ay nagagawa ko na on my own. Masasabi kong kung anuman ako ngayon at kung nasaan man ako ngayon, malaking bahagi nito ay dahil sa ATRIEV. Lahat ng mga lessons and experiences ko sa ATRIEV ay habangbuhay ko nang bitbit. And for that, a million thanks to you ATRIEV and to all the people behind this organization!

Cris Marcelino
PCOAT 2013
Totally blind since three, Retinoblastoma

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I’m very much grateful of the ATRIEV because I was benefited by their training using ICT in teaching learners with special needs, especially for the visually impaired and blind. I have so much respect and I feel proud of the trainers because of their perseverance for us to learn to use digital technology. Despite their disability, they enable us to empower our skills. We, as teachers in Special Education, will impart our knowledge in using ICT to our learners too, for them to become competitive productive member of the community and to live equally like a person without disability.

Juliet B. Torreda
Basic ICT Training of Trainers 2019
SPED Teacher

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ATRIEVida Moments, ATRIEV turns SILVER

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ATRIEV gave me hope after an incident of senseless violence took my eyesight. What I learned from the ATRIEV experience enables me to do my work at Grayscale and at VIsION AI Labs. So I wish this amazing bunch all the luck and blessings that they need for years to come. Happy silver anniversary!

Marx Melencio
Access Tech & Medical Transcription 2005
Total Blindness due to Optic Nerve Injury ( since 2003 )

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Isa rin ako sa nahirapan noong unang training ko sa ATRIEV, 2004 yon. Dumating na sa puntong aatras na ako sa klase at uuwi nalang ako dahil sa halos walang pumapasok sa ulo ko kahit anong turo nila. Pero salamat po sa matyagang pagturo nila at salamat dn sa naging kaklase ko na si Sir Rene Orense na hindi ako pinabayaan hanggang sa unti unti akong natuto ng mga turo. Matapus ang buong course, kinuha na nila akong assistant trainer ng mga sumunod na computer trainings ng ATRIEV. Dahil sa ATRIEV mas naging positibo na ako sa buhay ngayon at lumawak pa ang kaalaman ko sa computer, at naiishare ko din sa ilan sa mga kasama ko dito na blind na nanganailangan ng tulong pagdating sa screen reader at computer. Thanks ATRIEV

Dandy Revale
Info search 2004, DLT 2017 and ICS 2017
Inborn totally blind

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I met ATRIEV three years after I became blind. Those times were the dark ages of my life. ATRIEV showed me the world of hope and possibilities despite of my limitation. In my 40-day venture through the DLT training, I learned how to use and explore the computer and now I am applying those learnings in my collegiate years. Soft skills training inspired me to know everything within me and to express myself in an acceptable way. Throughout the venture, I realized how much my mother loves me because of her big efforts. Thank you my precious ATRIEV for the amazing memories and empowerment that you shared to me. Like a star, continue to shine and more power to you.

Julie Sumagaysay
DLT Summer 2019
Totally blind due to Glaucoma

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