By their level of knowledge Emily Ulloa, 10 years old, and Adam Valdivieso, 14years old, are in higher years in which they should normally attend.
The auditorium of the Municipal Board of Manta was filled last November 27 in the morning. Adolescents accompanied by teachers waited anxiously to hear the talk of Emily Ulloa, 10, and Adam Valdivieso, 14. The audience had as reference that in front of him would be two children considered geniuses from the province of Manabí.
Such qualification obeys to its intellectual coefficients, to the level of knowledge of both. Also to that they attend superior years that do not correspond to their ages. Emily and Adam were anxious to expose. Earlier they heard interventions from several education officials, who referred to the achievements of these two children. They were invited by the local government of the city to give the conference called “Learning without limits”.
Emily has participated in several activities related to robotics in Manabí and the country. Adam Louis Valdivieso Bravo is considered a normal person who likes to read and investigate. He proudly says that his mother, Genith Bravo, was the one who realized that he had certain abilities. She taught him to read since he was three years old and it was the point that opened the doors to many opportunities. Once he learned to read he began to educate on his own. He made drawings and letters in print. At age 4 he was in first of basic in the Educational Unit Talents (today Isaac Newton).
From the third year of basic Adam began to realize that books he knew bored him. He decided to get ahead a little, to see new things from other years just to investigate. In that same period he was promoted to fourth grade at 6 years of age. I felt that I was on par with what I needed to know, fifth of basic did not do it; he was retested and they saw his ability being promoted to the sixth grade.
The selast two years he studied at the Betania and Manuela Cañizares schools. At the age of 8 the school year ended and his ordeal came. “At that time the law did not allow me to study since I was 8 years old. “I spent three years without going to an establishment (educational), but I took the time toself-educate myself and learn things that were necessary for me.”
Then Genith sent a letter to the Presidency of the Republic and by Decree he was allowed to enter an institution at age 12. It was the last month of the tenth.
Emily’s high level of knowledge led her to be promoted last May from the sixth to the eighth year of basic education at the Stella Maris Educational Unit. For this,a report was needed that was delivered by the Ministry of Education of the Manta District, Montecristi and Jaramijó, which certified their high knowledge.
The girl’s room is her laboratory and there she shapes her ideas. Builds and disarms her creations in robotics and also, currently, focuses on creating projects with 3D prints.
Instead, Adam has shelves in his house full of books that reveal his love of reading.
For the teenager, Tuesday November 27 was the day that he “baptized” as an exhibitor in front of so many people. His speakers Adam was nervous before his speech. He had notes in his hands, like chips. When the time came he approached the atrium, but his attitude was that of an experienced lecturer. Heis a self-taught person. He greeted, gave an introduction of his life, of the process of being promoted to superior years by his knowledge. “My student life is very difficult,” he told the audience. He spoke on the subject”Why not.” He focused on why not invent and discover things, be abetter person, take advantage of time, try and not give up, give everything forevery thing, be original and seek happiness. In the end he advised the public to”live their lives intensely”.
Emily’sspeech soon followed, and she arrived accompanied by her parents, as well as other relatives. The stage was dominated perfectly. She began with words of motivation, interacting with the public that said he was having a good time.The words in her flowed easily. The little one took advantage of the moment to present her robot Dini-robotini before the attendees; she explained that he made it to help children with autism.
Her presentation focused on the theme “A long way”. Concluded in relevant steps such as talent, training, motivation, discipline and success. Then came as hower of questions. Each response of the protagonists led to loud applause.Laura Ávila, student at the U.E. Isaac Newton, was so attentive to the interventions that he felt very excited and analyzed all the words they said.”Both motivate to be a better person in every field. From there Now I’m going to devote more to my studies and to my passion, which is oratory,”said Ávila.
Emily and Adam agree not to consider themselves “geniuses”. (I)