Samantha And Soundtracks & Symphonies

My day starts reading an inspiring Christian story and meditating on the word of God. Then I would turn on music playlist and listen to my favorite worship songs.  
Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17
I've been missing a couple of invitations because I spent most of my time at home, with friends and family. I told myself that starting this year, I would give more time to what truly matters - family. One of the inspiring stories that's worth to be shared of is Samantha's. She's a talented young woman with autism. We also have an auntie with special needs. You may want to read my blog about her, click here. That is why, I admire families taking care of people like my aunt.

Samantha's artwork is also a reflection of how her parents raised and supported her. Yesterday was a special day for Samantha Kaspar. In a back-to-back event held at the RCBC Plaza, Samantha showcased her works in a one-day exhibit.

Samantha Kaspar


At the art auction, “Samantha” showcased around 40 artworks, some on fabric used as fashion accessories and others on canvas for wall hangings. Using variety of material, primarily on pina silk and acrylic on canvas to showcase her talent.
She has a consistent style with a lot of edges and lines, her artworks can be very linear. She also has this certain way of giving shapes to her images which aren’t necessarily realistic but are more cartoonish,” describes Samantha’s father, Martin.
Just in case you missed this one day exhibit, the young talented Samantha will be promoting some of that local culture when she heads to the Philippine Center in New York for the Fashion Arts Autism Benefit (FAAB) on April 7.


FAAB is meant to showcase the artistic talents of children with special needs. Samantha, diagnosed with Autism when she was one and a half years old, is one of eight artists chosen to present their paintings on piña silk to be translated into clothing by featured designers for the fashion show, Patis Tesoro and Anthony Legarda. Master weaver India Legaspi is credited for teaching the artists the technique of piña silk painting.

Soundtracks and Symphonies

The Manila Symphony Orchestra’s “Soundtracks and Symphonies” was conducted by Prof. Arturo Molina and annotated by Jeffrey Solares. Included in their repertoire was a John Williams tribute as well as pieces from greats such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach.


The concert was for the benefit of Special Education (SPED) Centers that have been the focus of the Center for Possibilities’ recent efforts. To act as a venue for learning of indigent persons with special needs, each SPED Center is operated by a teacher trained in the SPED division of Reach International School. The Sagada SPED Center has been up and running and will be enhanced with a series of livelihood and vocational programs that will be teaching skills for income-generating activities.
“Caring for special kids is very taxing because it’s usually just a one-income household so we also need to help the parents improve their finances,” explains CFP founder, Dolores Cheng.
In Norzagaray, what they have right now is just the building itself. A fence, a water tank, and a playground are still needed.
“We are also in the process of doing our due diligence by determining the number of special children in all the barangays relevant to Norzagaray. Next will be an orientation for all the parents within the community. We are subsequently planning for the provision of testing, diagnosis, and analysis for the children with special needs,” Cheng adds.
It's good to know that enrollment in the SPED Centers is free so it helps alleviate the family’s cost of taking care of special children. We can help by sharing our blessings and offer assistance, if you're interested you may reach Center for Possibilities or call these numbers (02) 723-1242 / (0918) 888-1759.


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