NINETEEN Qidiaku Edutechment Centre learners received their certificates of completion during a recital programme held at the Qidiaku Centre in Berakas, recently.
The ceremony, themed ‘Uniting Children of All Nations’ was attended by dozens of guests including families, teachers, staff as well as supporters.
The young participants showcased their learning experiences garnered over the past two months during their Jumpstart, iSpeak and Fun2Read classes.
Jumpstart is an early childhood development programme designed to fully develop learner’s intellectual abilities through a variety of stimulating activities in a bilingual environment.
iSpeak Beginner is a preparatory level public speaking programme that aims to develop basic techniques in public speaking, enhance fundamental skills in effective speaking, boost confidence and self-esteem in learners.
Fun2Read is a fun and interactive short-term intervention facilitating a child in reading through integration of handheld devices, interactive technologies and manipulative activities.
The ceremony commenced with a parade of nations by the learners wearing national costumes and an opening song number, ‘Children of the world,’ welcoming the guests in different languages.
Yuri Bongalos, one of the trainers for the centre’s programmes, then made the opening remarks.
Jumpstart and Fun2Read Level 1 learners gave a song and dance performance and Fun2Read levels 2 and 3 learners recited poems. Videos of the iSpeak learners during their sessions were shown prior to their delivery of their self-written speeches.
Lhai D Santiago, centre’s managing director, after the presentations, awarded certificates of completion to the learners. Following this an announcement of the Best in National Costume winners who received exclusive Qidiaku items, was made.
Qidiaku will reopen its learning programmes to the public on February 2015, with its latest addition Qid-eMaths. It is a numeracy programme that develops problem-solving skills through mathematical concepts, processes and logical skills, helps learners understand Maths in various stages from concrete manipulative activities to pictorial representation and abstract conceptual understanding.