“There’s no place like home for learning” (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

What do Albert Einstein, Serena Williams, George Washington, C.S. Lewis and the Jonas Brothers have in common? The answer: They were all homeschooled.

Home schooling is a customized or do-it-yourself (DIY) educational experience, where the parents decide to take full charge of their children’s education at home.

Although still new in the Philippines, more and more urban parents are considering homeschooling as a better option for their children’s education, according to Edric Mendoza, president of the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI).

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HAPI Media Launch

Last Saturday (March 10), the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI) held a media launch during the Expo Kid event at Rockwell. Many parents and children attended the event, and several key media groups were there as well.

The program began with Catholic Filipino Academy’s Ensemble playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. Edric Mendoza, chairman of HAPI, came on stage for a while and gave a talk on homeschooling and why the HAPI homeschoolers choose to homeschool their children. He illustrated homeschool as a Do-It-Yourself Education and listed 5 tools for homeschooling success: Learning Content, Learning Context, Enrichment Activities, Support Group, and Standard.

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HAPI Homeschoolers at Expo Kid

The HAPI Team will be at the upcoming EXPO KID event this Saturday at the Rockwell Tent!  Everyone’s invited to come and visit the HAPI HOMESCHOOLER booth at this exciting event–

The HAPI booth will give Expo Kid attendees a taste of homeschool activities. You can also talk to homeschool parents and experts, and most importantly, get your tickets for the upcoming PHILIPPINE HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE 2012 at the early bird rate!

There is also an onstage talk and program on Homeschooling scheduled between 12nn to 2pm.

Expo Kid opens at 10am and ends at 8pm. Entrance fee is 25 pesos per adult, 100% of the registration fees goes to charity. For more info on Expo Kid, click here.

Hope to see you and your families on Saturday!