In the province of Rizal, we were able to find a home in the hill called Cottolengo Filipino, a private non-stock, non-profit religious and non-government organization, licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that supports and give assistance to abandoned, neglected, surrendered persons with disabilities.

We were welcomed with warm hugs and the sweetest smile of these 40 amazing children with different needs. Some of the kids cannot walk and those who had to be led around and guided always. Abandoned, neglected and forgotten. Harsh as it may be but that is their situation. The team felt a sudden breakdown but as we continue to interact with them, we knew that this experience will change our perspectives in life.

Talking and interacting with them was difficult, some could not utter any words and some just had too many things to say and hard to comprehend while the others had nothing to say, no movement and just confined in their own wheelchair, But there is something about them that made us feel more compassionate and have utmost eagerness to continue this simple deeds.

The children may not know it but it was through their eyes that we saw how strong they are, fighting to live and looking forward to another bright and sunny day. They showed us the meaning of appreciating life, the simplest of joys and endless happiness.

They will forget who we are or how we look like but as long as there are people who are willing to reach out to them, these special children will continue to fight for their lives and will continue to show their own unique amazing world to us.

“A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person”


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  • 27.09.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part III – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    Transforming an idea into a successful machine learning (ML)-based product involves navigating various challenges. In this final part of our series, we delve into two crucial aspects: ensuring 24/7 operation of the product and prioritising user experience (UX).

  • 13.09.2023.

    Exploring Language Models: An overview of LLMs and their practical implementation

    Generative AI models have recently amazed with unprecedented outputs, such as hyper-realistic images, diverse music, coherent texts, and synthetic videos, sparking excitement. Despite this progress, addressing ethical and societal concerns is crucial for responsible and beneficial utilization, guarding against issues like misinformation and manipulation in this AI-powered creative era.

  • 01.09.2023.

    Peter Zuber becomes the new Managing Director of ERNI Switzerland

    ERNI is setting an agenda for growth and innovation with the appointment of Peter Zuber as Managing Director of the Swiss business unit. With his previous experience and expertise, he will further expand the positioning of ERNI Switzerland, as a leading consulting firm for software development and digital innovation.

  • data230.08.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part II – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    The second article from the series on data-driven projects, explores common challenges that arise during their execution. To illustrate these concepts, we will focus on one of ERNI’s latest project called GeoML. This second article focuses on the second part of the GeoML project: Idea2Proof.

  • 16.08.2023.

    Unveiling the power of data: Part I – Navigating challenges and harnessing insights in data-driven projects

    In this series of articles (three in total), we look at data-driven projects and explore seven common challenges that arise during their execution. To illustrate these concepts, we will focus on one of ERNI’s latest project – GeoML, dealing with the development of a machine learning algorithm capable of assessing road accident risks more accurately than an individual relying solely on their years of personal experience as a road user, despite limited resources and data availability.


  • 09.08.2023.

    Collaborative robots revolutionising the future of work

    The future of work involves collaboration between robots and humans. After many years of integrating technology into work dynamics, the arrival of collaborative robots, or cobots, is a reality, boosting not only safety in the workplace but also productivity and efficiency in companies.

  • 19.07.2023.

    When the lid doesn’t fit the container: User Experience Design as risk minimisation

    Struggling with a difficult software application is like forcing a lid onto a poorly fitting container. This article explores the significance of user experience (UX) in software development. Discover how prioritising UX improves efficiency and customer satisfaction and reduces risks and costs. Join us as we uncover the key to successful software applications through user-centric design.

  • 21.06.2023.

    How does application security impact your business?

    With the rise of cyber threats and the growing dependence on technology, businesses must recognize the significance of application security as a fundamental pillar for protecting sensitive information and preserving operational resilience.