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A Filipina student in Canada graduated Top in her class at Niagara College

Congrats Jonhel!

A Filipina student in Canada graduated Topped First among her class at Niagara College.
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A tremendous achievement has been attained by Filipina student Jonhel Ampil, who finished the Recreation Therapy Course.

Jonhel Ampil, a Pinay student in Canada got a final grade of 98.046 percent and graduate topped first among her class at Niagara College. Each year, one student from each postsecondary institution receives the above mentioned honor. Furthermore, it is the greatest honor a Canadian student may get for academic excellence.

“It is essential to me. Being an international student and away from home gave me the impression that my efforts and hardships had been fruitful. “Ampil said. “In addition, it gave me confidence that I can do great things if I put my mind and heart to it.”

“With this award, I felt as though I had honored my family and country.” She added.

Ampil embraced her studies and every new opportunity with enthusiasm and elegance, according to School of Community Services Associate Dean Carol Phillips. Phillips praised Ampil for her compassionate treatment of dementia patients and other at-risk populations. As well as for her willingness to collaborate with others on several group initiatives. Which produced excellent results and garnered praise from her peers.

Jonhel Ampil spent four years establishing herself as an occupational therapist in her hometown of Quezon City, Philippines. Then, to develop her skills and further her career, she set her sights on attending NC. She was first intrigued by the idea of studying recreation therapy to put the many advantages of merging leisure activities with rehabilitation.

She relocated to Canada with her partner Ryan Lacson four months after starting her coursework online in order to pursue her education in Niagara.

Even before finishing her program, Ampil’s new career took off. She has been employed as an assistant activity coordinator at the Niagara Falls, Canada, Chapel Heights retirement community since March. There, she provides dementia patients the opportunity to participate in meaningful programming that improves their general wellbeing.

She enjoys her work because it allows her to develop as a recreation therapist and utilize recreation as an effective tool for recovery.

In order to practice occupational therapy in Canada, she also intends to acquire her license at the “Great White North”.



Written by Kharl Anthony Calleno

Social Good Advocate | Foodie | EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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