A place for hope and learning
Founded by Dolores Cheng (third from right, standing) in 2006, The Center for Possibilities Foundation (CFP) raises awareness and provides schools with support for children with special needs. Three years ago, in the remote town of Sagada, Mountain Province, it established a Special Education (SPED) center, together with the local government, the church, and a few private individuals. The center is filled with stimulating materials, equipment, and learning tools that can be used to teach children the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. “When you talk about Sagada, that’s a mountainous region. So physically disabled kids, they’re piggy-backed. There is no wheelchair access, and the roads are not so paved,” says CFP director Cynthia Gonzalez (far left, standing). Dolores adds, “Vice Mayor Ben Capuyan (third from left, standing) would use his pick-up truck to pick up students so they could come to the center. He would wake up at 5 a.m., pick up the kids, and take them to the school. He did this for a year, and it gave the parents time to organize. On the second year, they were able to arrange transportation. So the community effort is tremendous.” Turn the page to learn more about CFP’S projects and events.