As SY 2018 came to a close in April, i went searching for a summer activity that my son could join and believe me, I came across so many options but one thing caught my attention as I was browsing in LinkedIn….yes, LinkedIn! Not Facebook or Instagram.
Sports camp, cooking, music and arts…all in the page of potential summer camp. Of course I wanted him to enjoy summer and be away from anything related to school, But i don’t know why i got attracted with the summer activity offered by OneCore Success Center, Inc. posted from Ms. Pia’s profile.
The program is entitled TORCH SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM held in May at Ateneo De Manila University
It’s a leadership workshop open for kids 8-16 years old that aims to develop social interactions, character growth, leadership and responsibility. It reminded of the days when I have to undergo management training when I became a manager some time back. I felt the benefits of these trainings and I figured it would be good for my son to experience this appropriately to his age.
And I wasn’t disappointed! In that 5 days of workshop, my son interacted with his batch (different age bracket) and shown his natural ability to socialize and overcome his shyness and timidity. Amazing program indeed!
After the program, coaches will provide an assessment about your child’s potential and what can be focused on by the parents. This gives the parent the opportunity to know their child and help them to work on enhancement. And it doesn’t just stop there. There will be a quarterly catch-up with the coaches to monitor progress and sustenance of learning by the participants. Just like how they do it in the corporate world, I am happy to know that the coaches will still be your guiding partner for your child’s development.
Katzikat’s Thoughts: If you ask me why i chose this program my answer is simple. Developing a child’s character is my priority. Making him discover what he’s good at by exposing him to different things, no matter how costly or cheap it is, that’s what opens his awareness. Once his character is already developed, he can take it from there on. He can make smart choices, decisions, life-changing revelations on his own. He can decide if being intellectual and sporty at the same time can be achieved or not. I just wanted him to experience how to lead and be led. As most of us have undergone before.
Here are some of the pictures from the program:
During the last day, parents are invited to attend and watch the kids showcase their learning and it was a delight to watch the kids make presentations, speeches like their skills are inborn from the beginning. During my son’s impromptu speech about Talent, Honesty and how to avoid being a judgmental person (appropriate nowadays), I became aware that there is an opportunity to improve his speech and gestures further and we are willing to work on it. Speaking in public can be dreadful sometimes and I am proud to see my son doing it at such a young age.
Thank you OneCore for this opportunity. No regrets for letting my son join the program. See you on the next assessment!