Left: Mark & Lee at the Launching of the eVision Training Certification Programme; Right: Lenlen at E-Vision's 1st Christmas get-together in 2005 at the first office location on Bloor Street, East downtown Toronto.
Dee & Olive - good early days
Lani:ask her anything, everything. she has answers
Rose - a breath of fresh air
Cynthia, solid as her smile
Minerva, the serious bean counter
the geeks: Alfredo & Mario
Photo below is one of Lee's volunteer missions in Paete, when she provided training sessions to the Paete Elementary Schools teachers, parents and the business community, the basics of the desktop PC and the Internet Multimedia on the World Wide Web.
|The AlayComputer project development progression, by date: |
On August 1, 2005, the e-Mentoring program of Oracle.com was successfully implemented in the 3 elementary school buildings. Most enthusiastic and devoted sponsor, a Paetenian chemistry professor, Dr. Angel de Dios of Georgetown University, Washington, DC, recently volunteered 3 weeks of his summer vacation, training and working with the teachers, pupils, parents and municipal officials in the implementation of the Oracle think.com program and the Internet/WWW technologies. See detailed news at the BatangPaete forum at the Paete Website.
In January 2006: The very beginnings of the first national high school to be situated in the town of Paete was launched after 2 Paetenians sisters (Menchee Q. Fulgado & Norie Q. Catiis donated their inherited piece of real estate in honour of their parents, whereupon a building is now standing and finishing constructions. At this time the nearest public high school where Batang Paete would go is next town of San Juan, Laguna National High School, about a kilometer away from Paete.
By now Paetenians International members have immediately extended the AlayComputer project to the new and very first public high school in Paete, Laguna. A big percentage of Batang Paete are from poor families. Where the public high school is tuition-fee-free, families without money still cannot send a child to high school because of required entrance and maintenance school fees.
February 15, 2007: To date, in Paete, all 3 elementary schools, the first public high school which is still officially a branch of the San Juan, Laguna Elementary School (pending Dep of Ed accreditation as Paete's first public high school to be named Poten & Eliseo Quesada Memorial National High School (PEQMNHS) and the town municipal building are now on Internet wireless network through assistance from the CISCO team. The network is maintained by the AlayComputer (BatangPaete) project so ably led by Dr. De Dios who is based at Georgetown U in Washington, DC.
The PEQMNHS website is at http://peqmnhs.tripod.com/ being constructed by Senior students of the high school led by Rene James (Ar-jhay) Balandra (creator, webmaste
April 2007: A Milestone realized! The 'Poten & Eliseo Quesada Memorial National High School' (PEQMNHS) has been duly accorded its independence and is no longer a branch of the San Juan Elementary School, by the DepEd. The first graduates, the Class of 2007, will receive their diplomas under the banner of PEQMNHS. Thanks to our Mayor Emmanuel Cadayona's thoughtful action on this matter. And by the way our high school webmaster, Ar-Jhay Balandra is the first class valedictorian.
January 2, 2011: Lee has not been back to Paete since 2005. The Paetenians International Inc. (PI) has plans of holding the next PI Summit Get-together in 2012. The last Summit was held on the Paetenian Alaska Cruise 2010. http://paete.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10594.
Saida's $20-Club Scholarship is sponsoring a growing number, now over 200 students from indigent families of Paete to enter high school and continue on until graduation. Through the PaeteMailing List at yahoogroups Paetenians all over the world are just eager to send in their $20, many give more to help the club scholars finished high school. Saida who is based in Manila coordinates with the Science teacher of PEQMNHS, Maam Imelda Basa Avino.
The sisters, Menchee and Norie, the donors of the high school lot visit the hometown every year in June to attend the High School Foundation Day celebrations honouring their parents, Paetenians Eliseo and Poten Quesada.
Beloved Paetenian couple, Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Cia (Afurong) Altamero, come home every year to attend to their voluntary project for the high school students in the mathematics department through their innovative Math puzzles, challenges & contests held at the town plaza.
Lee's current interests are:
THE SCIENCE OF ROBOTICS:
MUSIC RECORDING ON HARD DISK (SOUND SOLUTIONS)
Beatle's Let It Be Piano:
Abba Dancing Queen@Roland -28:
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