How We Started
HOW WE STARTED
It was in October of 2003 that the La Salle University School for the Deaf was officially opened. Previously, it was under the Community of Hope Special Education Center, Inc. (CHSEC), a non-government organization (NGO) which was administered by the Missionary Sisters of Saint Columban.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- Complete Basic Education: Preparatory, Elementary, and High School in multi-grade level self-contained set-up
- College Education for the Deaf
- Mass in Sign Language at the Local Catholic Church
- Basic Sign Language classes
- Values Formation for the Deaf
- Deaf Counseling
- Alcohol and Drug Intervention Program for the Deaf
- Retreat for the Deaf
- Home Visitation
La Salle University School for the Deaf Ozamiz City is now accepting Basic Education and Post Secondary Deaf students for academic year 2013-2014.
Preparatory: Kinder 1 and Kinder 2
Elementary: Grades 1 to 6
High School: Grades 7 to 10
College: Bachelor of Science of Information Technology (BSIT)
Saturday, May 2, 2009
DLS-CSB SOS 2009 Deaf Youth Summer Camp
Days 3,4,& 5
Days 6 & 7
Aiming to build camaraderie among the Deaf youth and to have a worthwhile socio-cultural and psycho-spiritual summer activity suited for Filipino Deaf youth, 61 Deaf teenagers from School of the Deaf in Iligan City, La Salle University (LSU), Ozamiz City, the Columban priests-run Hangop Kabataan Inc., Pagadian City, Dumagete High School and Malaybalay Welcome Home gathered for a six-day Deaf Youth Summer Camp April 23-28, 2009.
The Deaf Youth Summer Camp is part of the annual program spearheaded by the brothers of the Gualandi Mission for the Deaf Cebu City. The activity was incorporated by the yearly Summer of Service Training of the De La Salle-Colege of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies.
Other goals of the annual activity are to experience a camp-out away from their family and friends in order to gain some sense of independence and self-confidence, to create a pool of young Deaf leaders devoted to empower fellow Deaf youth and to establish linkages among Deaf youth groups from difference places.
The Summer Camp for the Deaf Students was held at the LSU Oval had Ariscel Lobo and Anabelle Salazar both Deaf faculty of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Manila together with Bro. Helrie Paduga, PMS, and Bro. Nino Cababat, PMS from the Gualandi Mission for the Deaf, Cebu City as facilitators.
Each day had various activities with special emphasis on the spiritual formation for the Deaf, Deaf culture, Deaf Counseling, Deaf Values, Sports Competitions, Film Viewing of Deaf Empathy, Camp Skills learning like native chicken cooking and giant kite making.
Lobo led the sports competitions, while Salazar expounded the Deaf values and the two brothers from Mission for the Deaf spearheaded the Camp Skills Learning.
The Deaf Summer Camp started and culminated with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at LSU Chapel officiated by LSU chaplain Fr. Timmy Ruben with Sarah Talibong and Bro. Helrie Paduga, PMS interpreting the Mass using the sign language.
“A deaf person regardless of his or her difficulties in hearing and speaking still has a place in the society," Sarah Talibong.