Surigao del Sur State University Hosts UNESCO-APNIEVE Regional Training Workshop

From Surigao del Sur State University Hosts UNESCO-APNIEVE Regional Training Workshop

Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU) – Main Campus successfully hosted the UNESCO-APNIEVE –Philippines Regional Training Workshop at Tandag, Surigao del Sur last September 12-14, 2012 on the theme, “Education for Sustainable Development”.

Eighty three  participants from across CARAGA Region comprising of Principals, Supervisors, Head-Teachers, Elementary and Secondary Teachers from DepEd coming from Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Surigao City attended the workshop. SUCs also participated in workshop with participants coming from Surigao State college of Technology (SSCT) and Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU).

The Vice President for Administration and Finance, Dr. Baceledes R. Estal welcomed and presented the educator-participants.  Dr. Remegita C. Olvida, the University President was duly represented by the VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Elenita S. Santamaria, who expressed the President’s appreciation to the APNIEVE Philippines officers and trainors, Dr. Wilson Chua, Vice-President and Dr Ronaldo Motilla, Secretary-APNIEVE, for bringing relevant advocacy for sustainable development anchored on positive values. Dr. Rebecca S. Sanchez, a woman with deep understanding of values education as a guidance counselor and mentor, introduced Drs. Chua and Motilla.

The advocates of peace in the region, Engr. Ramil Sanchez, Education Specialist-CHEDRO XIII representing Dr. Isabela L. Mahler, Dir. IV, CESO III, CHEDRO XII and Hon. Efren Rivas, Jr., Provincial Administrator, representing the Provincial Governor, and Hon. Johnny T. Pimentel, graced the opening ceremony. Dr. Nemsio G. Loayon, Dean of the College of Teacher Education gave the summary of the day 1 session.

The wide-ranging and poignant inputs of Dr. Motilla and Dr. Chua on the comprehensive dimensions of values stirred the participants. There was appreciation of the sessions as evidenced by the outputs on the second and third days. The series of sessions led to a simple mantra for the participants.  The center of the being is the heart and in order to find value in the things that we do as educators, valuing must emanate from within and make ripples in the students we mould and in the people we meet. To borrow the words of Dr. Lourdes R. Quisumbing, echoed by Dr. Motilla during the seminar, “The heart of education is the education of the heart.”


Posted on September 12, 2012 | 03:20:00 AM