On August 25-26, 201, Silid Aralan Inc. (SAI) was invited as one of the speakers in the 7th Annual Education Summit 2015 of the whole Balanga City, held at the Lou-is Resort & Restaurant Balanga City, Bataan.
An estimated 1,800 delegates from different schools in Balanga attended the two-day education summit with the theme of â€œRediscovering the Heart of Collaborationâ€. The special guest of honor of the event was Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who talked at the Lou-isâ€™ Grand Ballroom in front of the teachers and parents of Balanga about his aspiration to adopt a federal government in the country.
Silid Aralan held the TURD Talks at the Lou-isâ€™ Patio Isadora for two days in four different sessions, each session with different participants. Mrs. Floricel Mauricio, a grade two teacher from KVES and SAI Co-Learner, shared her story of volunteering in SAI despite of many reasons that were hindering her before and SAI Learner, Erlen Mahilum, shared her transformation story. The Executive Director and Co-Founder of SAI, Mr. Arcie G. Mallari, shared the history of Silid Aralan and its challenge of helping more of the underachieving students to create an impact. SAI Operations Manager, Mrs. Arlyne Acosta, discussed how the Silid Aralan Learning Technology Education (SALTEd) works, the core values and the different coaching styles in SAI. There also was a question and answer portion in the program headed by SAI CI-Manager, Mrs. Arlene Soncuya. The latest editions of Silid Aralan shirts were also sold in the event.
Ms. Milagros Igual, a Certified and Licensed Emotional Quotient Trainer, spoke about emotional intelligence on the second day at the Lou-isâ€™ Grand Ballroom. Mr. Rizalino Jose T. Rosales, OIC of the Office of the Regional Director DepEd Region III, led the oath taking of the parents and teachers while Dr. Ronaldo Pozon, City Schools Division Superintendent, informed the parents and teachers about the present status of each school in Balanga.
City Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III and the Silid Aralan team exchanged tokens of appreciation during the event as one of the resource speakers.
Silid Aralan and the Balanga City government are planning to have a SAI learning hub in Balanga next year.