Ki Ni Naru 2024 held its Kickoff Event at QBO Innovation Hub last January 20, 2024 (Saturday). The participants were very excited as they were very early and were alreadt at the venue by 10:00 AM, even if the program formally starts at 1:00 PM. Accompanied by the important figures of the participants’ respective schools such as administrators, principals, and directors, Ki Ni Naru was an event of much anticipation. We are proud and thankful to our participating schools: 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗶 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 – 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 – 𝗣𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 – 𝗖𝗮𝗯𝗰𝗮𝗯𝗲𝗻, 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹, 𝗗 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗴 𝗜𝗻𝗰., 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗜𝗻𝗰.
𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 (𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵): 𝘔𝘳. 𝘔𝘢𝘰 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 | 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 (𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵): 𝘋𝘳. 𝘙𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘰 𝘍𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘢 𝘑𝘳.
The event started with a partner speech by Mr. Mao Marasigan of QBO. In his speech, he explained what QBO is all about and why despite being start-up focused, they still chose to support Ki Ni Naru; the importance and essentiality of research with start-ups and how supporting projects and initiatives for the youth is pertinent in the development of the country. It was then followed by the keynote presentation of our guest speaker, Dr. Roberto Figueroa Jr. which greatly inspired and touched the participants. He was able to expound the meaning of “Ki Ni Naru”. From how it can be interpreted from, “being curious”,”being worried”, to “being in love” and how these can be roots and driving forces for one to pursue the journey of research. A short excerpt from his presentation:
“”𝘒𝘪 𝘯𝘪 𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘶,” 𝘢 𝘱𝘩𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥'𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦. 𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩, 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵—𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥.” – 𝘋𝘳. 𝘙𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘰 𝘍𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘢
To keep the momentum going, the program transitioned to the Science Workshop that Leave a Nest has prepared for the participants. With our Director, Engr. Ronezza Delos Santos as the Teaching Manager, she led the participants on the Liquid Viscosity Workshop where they tested and observed how various liquids flow from an inclined plane with various heights. The aim for the workshop was to introduce the scientific method to the participants and make them be able to perform and experience it in a short amount of time. Its goal is for them to think, make hypotheses, and ask questions regarding the phenomena that will happen during the workshop.
This workshop served as an avenue to further encourage students to discover the power of questioning and challenging the status quo and also to embrace the students’ innate curiosity and igniting a long life passion towards learning.
The Kick-off signifies a great opportunity for Leave a Nest to again jumpstart and further push the envelope of research education. The Ki Ni Naru project doesn’t end with just the opening ceremony. As an exceptional start was met, we aim to continue this quality to finish stronger in March 2024. Being a 2-3 month research education program, the participants will be provided with substantial modules and mentorship for holistic learning. Its goal is for them to understand research at a deeper and personal level, and have that ‘curiosity mindset’ established through and through. It will let them explore their interests and venture into observation and experiments to satisfy their curiosity. To be able to see the beauty of research without the academic and complexity pressure that is typically associated with the common research paradigm.
Ki Ni Naru 2024 is back and revamped with more things to offer and Leave a Nest will make sure to the best of its ability to deliver a program of passion and excellence.
For more information about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with ATTN: to Bill Joseph Mercado.