January 24 Is International Education Day

January 24 Is International Education Day

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Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

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World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

On January 24, the whole world celebrates the International Day of Education. Recently declared on the 3rd of December 2018, this special observance was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a celebration of the pivotal role of education to bring global peace and sustainable development.

This year’s celebration aim to position education and learning as the most renewable resource and reiterate its role as a fundamental right, a public need and a helpful promoter of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs).

UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that the key role of education in achieving SDGs is to achieve “far more to advance Sustainable Development Goal 4, to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

The theme for 2020’s celebration is “Learning for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace” to highlight the integrated nature of education, its humanitarian aims and its connection to harmonious development initiatives.

Happy Education Day, everyone!

Photo Courtesy: United Nations in the Philippines Facebook

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