Personal Ability Development (PAD) Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit organization under the N.T. Group of Companies. Established in 2007, it is accredited by TESDA for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to provide Japanese language training. PAD Foundation conducts classroom-based lessons to develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Review classes for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) are also offered. Aside from textbooks, audio-visual and other reading materials are also available for the trainees’ use.
What could be more rewarding than a bowl of flavorful ramen after studying hard for the whole week? Our trainees dined with their respective instructors at Tetsu in SM Southmall as they capped a week full of homeworks and tests. Aside from ramen, they also had their fill of delicious gyoza. It's truly a tasty way to end the week and boost their energies for their upcoming lessons. On top of that, it was also a good chance to put their cultural knowledge to act when it comes to Japanese food. A good way to "kill two birds with one stone", right? Or as they say it in Japanese: 一石二鳥 (isseki-nichou).
(photo credits: A. Reynante/Y. Tokunaga)