Coalition for Better Education celebrates 15th anniversary
The Cebu-based Coalition for Better Education marks its 15th founding anniversary on August 6 with a General Membership Meeting and Fellowship at the Sky Hall B of SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties, Cebu City. The event is dubbed ‘Celebrate CBE
The organization is composed of teachers and school administrators, students, parents, government and nongovernmental and development groups and the business sector. Facilitating the formation of the coalition in August 2001 were three pillar-organizations, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. and Philippine Business for Social Progress with the vision of creating empowered learning communities.
Professional and civic groups, business, parents, government, students, outof-school youth, nongovernmental organizations, the academe and media are represented in the CBE Board of Trustees.
CBE celebrates a rich history of pursuing its advocacy towards palpable improvements in the country’s education system, among them, the K to 12 system, Education for All and the 10-Point Philippine Education Agenda.
CBE sustains the Center for Teacher Excellence (CefTEx) based at the Cebu Normal University as part of its research, training and development agenda. Through the CefTEx, CBE has been active in research, training, curriculum and content development and certification.
It has submitted white papers on Technology in Education and conducted an action research on ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Integration. Over 1000 in-service teachers and 900 plus principals throughout the country have benefitted from CBE training programs. Other projects include the publication of 445 energy flashcards and 60 climate change flashcards for use by teachers in various institutions.
The organization is also actively linked to similar organizations. It is involved in the National Teachers Month Celebration with the National Coordinating Council, the Mega Cebu Academic Competition and National Mental Health Awareness Month, disaster and risk reduction management. It is as well represented in the Regional TESDA Education and Skills Development Council and Bayanihan Pampaaralan.
CBE’s activities have touched beneficiaries in 47 provinces and their component cities and municipalities and 16 regions of the Philippines.
Members, partners and collaborators are invited to ‘Celebrate CBE’. One may call Ency at the CBE Office at (032) (032) 416 4624 to 26 for reservations and more information.