The SPEED Week Experience

11/13/2017 Posted by Ateneo SPEED |

Speed Week 2017 Cover

” […] though this would be my last SPEED week I wouldn’t have traded it for the world.”

Compared to last year’s SPEED Week, I honestly felt that SPEED Week 2017 was truly a more remarkable one for I felt that I was more involved with the project’s activities and the advocacy itself had a lot more exposure.

 

Passersby were invited to write on puzzle pieces and connect it to the other ones on the board

Passersby were invited to write on puzzle pieces and connect it to the other ones on the board

Last year, I was a new member of SPEED and hence I was still unfamiliar with the organization’s advocacy at that time. Hence, aside from helping out in making the decorations last year, I was not really active in the project. This year though aside from working on the decorations once more, I was part of Junie Angeles’ publicity squad for Speak Out and we asked people to pledge for awareness on AD/HD. I also bought merchandise from Spectrum such as caps and shirts. Kudos to the project heads Renz Uy and Yen Azucena. At the same time, what I really admired about this year’s version was that the organization was able to get the Filipino Channel’s participation in broadcasting our event nationwide. I remember feeling so proud seeing my president, Alimee Pagulayan, talking in front of the cameras and promoting our sector and how all stand in the fight for the rights of the PWSNs. It was simply phenomenal.

 

Photo was taken at the end of the culminating activity

Photo was taken at the end of the culminating activity

On the last day of the event, I hosted the culminating activity with my co-host Cathleen Sison. It was difficult getting the crowd pumped up at first but after getting them energized with the OrSem song, things went smoothly and the night was a success.

In the end, though this would be my last SPEED week I wouldn’t have traded it for the world.

Written by: Jose Enrique T. Academya, AB Interdisciplinary Studies