ADMINISTRATORS, EDUCATORS, INNOVATORS, STUDENTS and other stakeholders gathered in Manila, the Philippines from February 28 to March 2 for a series of sessions during the 2017 Global Peace Convention to examine the role of education in the success of an individual and an entire nation.
The Transforming Education Track sought to ensure that graduates are ready to succeed and prosper in the workplace, build healthy and resilient families, and contribute to economic and technological development and social stability.
Speakers emphasized character formation and instilling an entrepreneurial spirit as essential education outcomes, and the important role of teachers in the character formation of students.
“We dream of Filipinos who compassionately love their country and whose values and competencies enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.”
—G.H. Ambat, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Alternative Learning Systems, the Philippines