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Jonellie Reynes Santos

Creating for Children with Special Needs
August 4, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Namayan | Adarna House Publishing

Jonellie Reynes Santos or Teacher Joji has taught and coached diverse groups of learners—from school children, child workers, educators, to prisoners in the New Bilibid Prison. She co-founded Candent, a learning center that caters to persons with diverse learning needs. Advocating for inclusion led her to spearhead peace summits, organize inclusive camps, and write stories that aim to give voice to individuals who operate differently. Her first YA, Inside Daniel's Head, is an attempt to give readers a unique access to the likes of Daniel and their little understood universe.