By: Elena Grace Flores
Changes are inevitable. So, it is crucial to adapt culturally. The Marcos years came and drove the Philippine diaspora movement. That made a big impact on the country’s culture and education. English became the medium of teaching in schools then. Now we face the influence of China in both the tourism and investment sectors. The rate may be overwhelming but Filipinos adapt. This is on top of technology advancement. An open mind generates richness in trade. Therefore, the Ramon Aboitiz Corporation, Inc. (RAFI) holds Leadership and Education Action for Development (LEAD) Summit 2019 to fully equip educators and industry leaders in preparing graduates suitable for the changing times.
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RAFI spearheads LEAD Summit in Cebu
Talks about Education
The LEAD Summit aims to bring Education players and industry experts for discussions on how the key sectors can work together in providing an effective education for the country’s needs. This is for the workforce in particular.
The Goal of the Summit
The ultimate goal of the summit is to start conversations with regards to the right education for certain jobs. Mapping our initiatives for this purpose can come next. Collaboration and synergy should follow after that among the education sectors and industries.
The key speakers during the LEAD summit include USec. Diosdado M. San Antonio of the Curriculum and Instruction, Department of Education, Ms. Dominica Chua, President and COO of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Notable educators from reputable universities in Cebu are also in the list like the University of San Jose – Recoletos and Cebu Normal University.
Gearing up for the Education Campaign
Sol. Gonzalvo, KAC Executive Director and Maria Rizza Labao, RAFI EDU Senior Program Officer recently invite media representatives from the 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel to take part in this important event for education. It takes place on Dec. 5 to 6, Oakridge Horizons, Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.A. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu from 8 AM to 4 PM.