We honor the country’s Filipino teachers and educators and their contribution in building resilience and shaping the future of education, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning.
We take stock of the achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind. It also marks the extraordinary acts and admired dedication of teachers all over the country to deliver quality education to learners since the very start up to present and even amidst the pandemic.
Moreover, the teachers are on the frontlines in addressing the challenges of climate change. Since children today will very likely live the whole of their lives with climate change, it makes sense that they should be prepared for this future.
The teachers, as the ‘second parents of our children’, have an important role in inculcating in our students the values that would lead them towards practicing environment-friendly lifestyles, like planting trees, conserving water and energy, practicing ecological solid waste management, and many others. The teachers have a big role in educating the children and youth on the role as stewards of the earth.
The teachers, as frontliners, are in line and hand in hand with the our goal on raising awareness and educating students on the basics of climate science and DRR-CCAM applications, to make them more empathic to our climate change advocacy.
We are one with the teachers in raising a generation of Filipinos who are well-equipped to advocate, to innovate, and to dig deep and bite into the task of combating crisis such as climate change and COVID-19.