CFA’s Catechetical Congress and Workshop Seminar this year will be about “Creative Learning Strategies in Catechetics”.
The workshop will feature Sr. Paz Bandalan, FMA, who will focus on creativity applied in catechetics. Currently the department head of Auxilium Catechetical Center, Sr. Paz is also a retreat facilitator and trainor. CFA’s own Training and CRC Director Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC, will discuss “Catechesis: A response to the Call of the Church in the Year of the Poor.” Sean Herbert Siy, head of CFA’s Sales Department will teach advance PowerPoint production.
Held yearly in two batches, the first session starts April 12 and ends April 17, while the second batch is from May 10-15. Registration is now going on for both sessions. Registration fee includes lodging and meals for five days. Please click here to download the registration form.
Or contact CFA-CRC at 7132738 or 713-2981 to 85, locals 151 and 152. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last May 22-25, 2014, the World Association for Christian Communication-Asia organized a regional Triennial Assembly in Manila. Forty-four Christian communicators from 15 Asian countries came together to learn from each other the issues, challenges and opportunities involved in realizing ‘communication for all.’
The Assembly participants committed themselves to do three important tasks in order to achieve access and equity of communication technology and rights for the marginalized peoples in Asia. The first is consciousness-raising, which entails the creation of programs that seek to raise awareness on communication rights in various platforms and spaces. The second, campaigning for advocacy, puts focus on communication rights of marginalized sectors and sections of society. The last is engagement, which focuses on rekindling effective communication within the region, including establishing appropriate platforms and mechanisms to foster continuing dialog, enlightenment, mutual learning and understanding of shared contexts and encounters.
WACC-Asia placed communication and multimedia as the driving point for their global development agenda. Taking full advantage of communication technologies will make a difference in providing genuine development while addressing the issues of the digital divide, they said.
CFA is a member of WACC. Click here to view the entire declaration.
The proliferation of visual technologies like cameras and online image editing tools has made storytelling more engaging. On July 26, 2014, the CFA Training Department will conduct a workshop on Photostories for Evangelization. It will be held from 9:00am to 5:00 pm at the Seminar Room of the Communication Foundation for Asia.
Visual storytelling and photosharing give people new ways to connect, collaborate and build community. Through this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to create visual stories using online comic-creating apps, share self-generated photobooks and photoalbums, and find, download and embed relevant photos.
Facilitating the workshop are Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC and Ms. Bob Lopez who have been conducting workshops on the use of social media for evangelization for bishops, priests, religious and lay leaders nationwide.
Here is a sample photobook that participants can create. To flip through the pages, click on the lower right portion of image.
To register, kindly follow this link: http://goo.gl/CUV4FW.
June 21, some 25 teachers from Crossing Elementary School in Calamba City boosted their presentation skills when CFA’s Sean Herbert Siy came and talked about Advance Powerpoint. The teachers had basic knowledge of the program, but Siy raised the bar by demonstrating how to create hyperlinks and how to use animation in transition. Siy was assisted by Bernie Timbas and Ryan Flores, also of CFA’s Sales Department.
One of the teacher-participants said, “The facilitator explained every topic clearly with examples.” CFA will continue to conduct seminar-workshops that will make real its vision to empower the integral development of people through innovative learning processes.
On June 4, members of CFA’s Sales Department went to St. John Berchmans High School in Cordon, Isabela to give a seminar about Advance PowerPoint. The participants were teachers and administration officials of the school.
Although the Berchmans audience had basic knowledge of PowerPoint, CFA’s Sean Siy showed them features of the program that they were not yet familiar with. These included personalized tabs, slide transitions and animations. One of the participants said, “The workshop met my expectations. Having this is a great help in my teaching.”
Schools who wish to take advantage of this free training may contact email@example.com.
The video documentary 4Peace 1 World is to be aired by TV Maria on April 4 and 16, 2014, 9am and 8pm and on April 17, 2014 at 330pm. This is the fourth Peace Camp video to be shown by TV Maria, which aired the three previous peace documentaries, “Dear Peace”, “Peace Trip” and “Peacebook”.
As one united voice at the close of CFA’s 4th Peace Camp, 40 high school students chanted “Our Dream: One Nation in Peace!” The young peace advocates, representing two schools in Manila (Ramon Avanceña High School and Nazarene Catholic School) and two schools in Cotabato (Cotabato City National High School and RVM-Notre Dame College of Cotabato), urged people to work together in forming circles of peace that will create ripples of unity, cooperation and mutual understanding across religions, regional groups and economic status throughout the country. The scene captured in this video took place during the culminating activity of the six-day Peace Camp organized by the Communication Foundation for Asia in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
From May 28-June 2, 2012, the campers explored various media platforms to create peace messages that articulate their dreams of a country where citizens will be proud of their heritage and will strive for peace, equality and freedom.
The project was organized in cooperation with the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Inter-religious Dialogue and the Young Moro Professionals Network.
TV Maria airs its programs on Dream Satellite’s Channel 12, Sky Cable’s Channel 160, and Global Destiny’s Channel 91.