CBE celebrates 14th year
The Coalition for Better Education celebrated its 14th year as an organization last August 8, 2015 at the Cebu Grand Convention Centre. Present were close to 150 members of the education group representing various sectors such as the academe, government, NGOs, business, parents, media, students, professional organizations and out-of-school youth. With its theme, “Imagine, Innovate, Inspire”, CBE puts its strategic thrusts on building a network of 21st century individuals who are also envisioned to promote creativity, critical thinking and collaboration in the education arena.
One of the highlights of the affair was the election of three (3) board members representing the government, NGO and media sectors. Elected to office were Ms. Paulette Liu, CEO of Primary Structures Educational Foundation (NGO), Dr. Gregorio Cyrus Elejorde, Schools Division Superintendent of Carcar City Division (GOVERNMENT) and Ms. Rachelle Nessia, Manager of the Provincial office of the PIA (MEDIA).
In the same event, CBE featured individuals who have achieved fame and success because of education. They are teachers, students and out-of-school youths who have proven that poverty and extreme challenges in life are not hindrances in one’s quest to attain his/her goals in life.
"Everyone has just to DREAM and to make that dream a reality, each one of us just has to have trust in the Almighty God". These words were echoed by Ms. Marivi Castro, SPED Teacher from General Santos City (2012 Metrobank Most Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines) , Ms. Kim Roxanne Arong of UCLM (9th Placer in the March 2015 Licensure Exams for Teachers), Mr. Edlyn Casal, Chairperson of the Voctech Dept. of Metro Dumaguete College (TESDA Idol ng Bayan 2014 Regional Winner), Mr. Ernani Fernandez, from Palo NHS (2015 Metrobank Most Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines) and street-kid turned Atenean, Mr. Rustie Quintana of Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro (Presidential Youth Awardee) during the sharing session held with the members in the event.
CBE was convened by Mr. Roberto Aboitiz, President of RAFI and NGO stalwarts Aboitiz Foundation and PBSP in 2001. The 446-member strong organization has been providing training, research and content development programs for public school teachers as well as pre-service teachers nationwide. It is also active in undertaking events that promote better education in the 21st century setting.
The 14th GMM was supported by: One Meralco Foundation, Inc., Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, City Savings Bank, UnionBank of the Philippines, Smart Communication, University of Cebu, Gothong Southern, Golden Prince Hotel and Suites, JMB Car Services, Microsoft, Jollibee Foundation and Three H Redwood Academy.
For more information about CBE and its programs and to join the organization, please contact Tel. Number 032-4164625 to 26. You can send email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
(L-R) Mr. Ernani Fernandez (2015 Metrobank Most Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines), Ms. Marivi Castro (2012 Metrobank Most Outstanding Teacher of the Philippines), Mr. Edlyn Casal (TESDA Idol ng Bayan 2014 Regional Winner), Ms. Kim Roxanne Arong (9th Placer in the March 2015 Licensure Exams for Teachers) and Mr. Rustie Quintana (Presidential Youth Awardee)
Ms. Paulette Liu, CEO of Primary Structures Educational Foundation took her oath as new member of the board of CBE.
Induction of New CBE Member
CBE General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers