Cover Photo By Maia Martin
Cover Photo By Maia Martin.

Join CIE, Best Buddies Benilde in celebrating Inclusion Week 2023

After two years of online events, the Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) and Best Buddies Benilde are back with their annual Inclusion Week on March 20 to 24 with a hybrid set-up. Bridge the gap with the various programs and activities in store for you!

By Maxine Cheung | Monday, 20 March 2023

Organized by the Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) and Best Buddies Benilde (BBB), Inclusion Week 2023, with the theme, “Bridging the Gap: Break the Barrier, Build the Bond!” aims to promote inclusivity in the Benildean community through a series of talks, workshops, games, and performances. The week-long event celebrates the beauty of diversity and the power of inclusion.


The opening ceremony was done today, March 20, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on BBB’s Facebook page, and will be followed by the Benildean Inclusion and Sensitivity Training workshop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Loop on the 12th floor of the Design and Arts Campus (DAC). The E-Games Valorant Tournament elimination round concludes the day from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Discord.


The next day of the event will be held entirely online. BBB organized an LGBTQIA+ Talk on Zoom from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the E-Games Valorant Tournament semi-final round from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Discord.


The third day of #InclusionWeek2023 begins with a Deaf Awareness Seminar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom and a mass at the Angelo King International Campus (AKIC) from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Ending the three-part program, the E-Games Valorant Tournament final round will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and live-streamed on BBB’s Facebook page to announce the winners.


The fourth day of the week features two scheduled activities: a webinar entitled End the R-Word from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom and a First Aid Training Workshop in partnership with Benilde Red Cross Youth Council (BRCYC) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at room B303 at Taft Campus.


On March 24, the week-long event will close with TuneIN Music Therapy from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in rooms A612 and A309 at the Taft Campus and a B-Amplified Concert and closing ceremony from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the DAC cafeteria.


Don’t miss #InclusionWeek2023’s exciting activities as we join hands in creating a more inclusive society for everyone. Stay updated with Best Buddies Benilde and Inclusion Week by following their official Facebook and Instagram pages.