BANGKOK, Thailand -Behind every winning student is a hardworking coach and trainer!
Filipino trainers in English, Maths and Science in Thailand displayed once again the unprecedented “Pinoy Power” in the historic 1st EP/MEP National Open House at Satriwitthaya 2 School in Bangkok on Saturday, September 7.
The function hall of Satriwitthaya 2 was filled with emotions after each participating school presented their projects in Mathematics and Science for Prathomsuksa 4-6.
But after that long day, the announcement of winners didn’t materialize. Everyone was informed that the results will be posted on the school’s website in a few days.
Two days after the tough competition, the results were announced to the delight of not just the students but the Filipino trainers as well.
Filipino Coaches Randy Cuaresma, Abener Legayada, and Jephunneh Burata couldn’t contain their happiness. Placed mightily on top was the name of their school – Anubanchonburi School (Central & Eastern Region).
When asked how they motivated their students, Randy Cuaresma told Pinoy Legacy they needed to be very creative at all times and had to think of different strategies to get their students stay focused and motivated during their training.
“I made lots of promises to my students like treating them to Pizza Hut, giving them gifts like T-shirts and buying “luk-chin” (fishball) for them as long as they pass the first two rounds of the competition,” Cuaresma quipped.
Legayada, on the other hand, was confident that their students have an edge even before the competition started. “Our students’ communication skills are their greatest strength. They are able to convey their thoughts coherently, he said.
“Being able to solve maths problem is just only a bonus,” Coach Jephunneh Burata added.
Another Pinoy, Coach Louie Viloria of Anuban Nakhonpathom (Central & Eastern Region), got the second place in the same category.
In Science Project, Anubanphanatsuksalai (Central & Eastern Region) got the first place. The trainers were Janrey Guadalquiver and Irish Ariola.
The second place went to Anubanchonburi School (Central & Eastern Region) with Myla Alino, Jessie Maandal, Recil Marie Montejo and Maximo Caballes Jr as trainers.
Meanwhile, for Matthayom 4-6, students of Science Coaches Cleavon Rey Canete and Mary Joy Benliro of Phitsanulok Phittayakom School also received a gold medal.
Words of congratulations flooded the comments section of Filipino trainers upon knowing the results of the recently concluded 1st National EP Open House in Bangkok. Mabuhay po kayo!
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