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 Freeman - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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