May 2021 – Despite the quarantine restrictions this year, still we were able to hold our first virtual graduation ceremony for both High School and College. We invited our students, parents and guests to be part of the program via Facebook live. Indeed, it was a successful one where we are able to connect and let our graduates celebrate this great and important occasion of their lives.
We are so proud of our (2) two Junior High School Gold Medalists, Ms. Alyssandra Kirstel Guillarda and Mr. Paul Benedict Robles for their continued excellence in the field of Taekwondo despite this COVID pandemic. Congratulations to both of you for your passion and determination in achieving new milestones. The event was held last March 20-21, 2021 via StreamTaekwondo.com.
In celebration of the National Arts Month, we were able to hold our first Web Workshop: TUKIB on Basic Playwriting, Basic Acting, Basic Jazz and Leadership and Project Ideation. It was made possible through the talents, actions and passions of our student participants both in high school and college, our brilliant resource speakers’ effort and dedicated technical team.
It was entirely a virtual experience to bring us together as ONE SI community as we celebrate our 96th Foundation Day. The celebration includes Playground Demonstration, Facemask making contest, Mobile Photography, D.I.Y. frame making, Tiktok challenge and Online singing contest.
In the face of aftermath of the sudden and severe flooding in Silay City, the SI community was able to provide an
immediate aid to our selected recipients (students and employees) who were greatly affected. The distribution of 200 food packs and hygiene kits was initiated by the faculty and staff members of the school last January 8, 2021.
Our gratitude goes to the people who also extended their help: Dr. Fides Del Castillo, Mrs. Yay Reventar, Ms. Ness Faustino, Mr. Rob Naraval, Mr. RS Lim, Ms. Trixia Elish Garcia, Dr. Vicky Mellnick, Ms. Dyna Rose Pariscal and the rest of SI family who have expressed their support and help making this worthy cause possible.
Senior High School and College student participants of Silay Institute, together our sister school Nihon Fukushi University, bagged the Gold Prize Award in the recently concluded World Youth Meeting held in Kyoto, Japan.
Despite the challenges of pandemic, WYM took place in September 2020 and was participated by a number of schools, some of whom participated virtually.
Congratulations to the participants and coaches of our team for a job well done!
Silay Institute and Nihon Fukushi University Signs Sister School Agreement
On January 27, 2017, Silay Institute and Nihon Fukushi University Affiliated High School in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, signed an agreement making them official sister schools with the goal of building friendship and cooperation, and promoting mutual understanding between Philippines and Japan. The agreement was signed by Dr. Florcelita G. Zamora for Silay Institute and Mr. Noriyuki Iwamoto for Nihon Fukushi University Affiliated High School.
A new canvass is a powerful thing. It can inspire a masterpiece from the depths of your imagination. It can encourage one to think of possibilities. It can make you dream of a future reality.
Silay Institute is our new canvass.
In what others may view as a provincial college in a laid-back community, ADEC Group saw a world-class BPO campus with several smart buildings within the sprawling grounds, the future faculty and staff going about their daily duties, and the would-be students hurrying to their next classes. We saw all of this in an empty field. The sights and sounds of the future became all the more crystal clear to us when James Donovan said “this is our field of dreams”.
It may take a few years for this vision to be a reality, but what is important is the seed that was planted in our minds. A seed that will grow and drive us towards the end-goal: that we have a responsibility to the community and to the youth of Silay, who are the primary beneficiaries, to make this vision happen.
Giving the youth the skill sets, know-how, and knowledge to be able to start working as soon as they graduate is something you cannot put a price tag on. We are giving them pride in their upbringing, in their community, in their school and most especially in themselves.
Silay Institute dares us to dream our field of dreams and take action to make the dream a reality.
by: Bong Dureza