30th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

The 30th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week will be celebrated on July 17 – 23, 2008. The commemoration is spearheaded by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA). The theme “Kapag May Access, May Success” recognizes the importance of giving PWDs equal opportunities in all aspects of human endeavors for them to lead productive and successful lives. Quoted below are the activities for the weeklong celebration.


The activities for the weeklong celebration are as follows:

  • Celebration of the Holy Mass and Ceremonial Awarding of PhilHealth Insurance ID Cards – July 17, Malacañang Heroes Hall, Manila;
  • Opening of the Baratilyo Sale – July 17, Riverbanks Mall, Marikina City;
  • Participation of PWDs to the WOW WOW WEE TV Contest – July 17 (Tentative), ABS-CBN Channel 2 Studio, Quezon City;
  • “Paligsahan sa Kasaysayan at Kultura ng May K” – July 18, “Bulwagan ng Karunungan”, Department of Education, Pasig City;
  • A Day at Marikina City for PWDs – July 19, Marikina City;
  • Tour of Marikina City
  • Photo Exhibits
  • Story Telling, Paper Clay Art Workshop and Face Painting
  • Talkshop on”Parenting of PWDs”
  • Cultural Show
  • Free LRT 1 & 2 Rides for PWDS – July 19, Metro Manila;
  • 1st Power Joints Wheelchair Race – July 20, Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Road, Quezon City;
  • Medical and Dental Mission – July 22, Bagong Silang, Kalookan City;
  • Access Forum for LGUs – July 23, Great Eastern Hotel (tentative), Quezon City;
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Mabini Shrines – July 23, The National Library, T.Kalaw Street, Manila and Tanauan, Batangas;
  • Participation of PWDs to the Wheel of Fortune TV Contest – July 23 (tentative) ABS-CBN Channel 2 Studio, Quezon City; andm
  • Ceremonial Opening of the “Training of Trainors for Prosthesis Making” – July 23, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Banawe Street, Quezon City.

The following are the weeklong Activities for the celebration:

  • Free MRT rides for PWDs & a companion – 7:00 –a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Radio and TV Guestings
  • Sports – Bowling Tournament for PWDs
  • Hanging of Streamers
  • Issuance of Department Orders/Circulars on the NDPR Week
  • Hanging of Streamers

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