By: Cathy Genovia, Administrative Assistant
"I really believe in the programs and services of ASP; it is one of the organizations that is so close to my heart”, said Teacher Baldwin Kho when he talked with ASP Executive Director Ranil Sorongon.
Recently, The Center of Developmental Arts Manila, Inc. (CDAM), headed by T. Baldwin, invited ASP to attend its opening ceremonies. CDAM, in coordination with The World Peace Prayer Society’s (WPPS) Peace Pals World Tour 2011, held its 2nd Kapayapaan International Children’s Art Festival-Brent Sia Award for Peace last June 2-5, 2011, at the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center in Intramuros, Manila.
Teacher Baldwin is an individual with epilepsy but he was able to transcend his disability by honing his skills and is now a known visual artist and teacher. He is a regular member of the judging panel for ASP’s annual “On-The-Spot Painting” contest, held during every Autism Week celebration. As well as this, he joins the Angels Walk for Autism along with some teachers from his center.
Teacher Baldwin also provided ASP with an opportunity to promote autism awareness and to sell souvenir items to help raise funds for ASP projects.
ASP Treasurer Evelyn Go
ASP Treasurer, Evelyn Go, and Cathy Genovia represented ASP during the CDAM opening event. Mrs. Go was totally engrossed during the short program, when T. Baldwin called her to join him on the stage. To her surprise, he handed her a red envelope (or “ampao”) for ASP, containing his donation. T. Baldwin is a regular supporter; he has already donated two of his beautiful paintings to ASP.
Teacher Baldwin is indeed a certified Autism Angel!