They are members of an international association EDIW (Education for an Interdependent World) which through selected projects promote capacity building of young people and professional groups. Their teaching experience span from the kindergarten/primary levels, to middle school, secondary and university levels. Of these ten participants, seven are actively involved in formal education, of which four are in their first few years in the public school system in the Philippines from primary to the university level, four are employed in private systems of the Philippines and India respectively and two are engaged in non-formal education with the indigenous peoples of Davao, Philippines and with rural communities in the Karnataka area in Honavar India.
UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.
Everyone who participated in this Asia group, started their projection of the future from the current status of education and the changes that the pandemic imposed on the educational system in the realities of India and the Philippines where they are practicing their professions.
The group members, gathered to answer the call of UNESCO, share their reflections to be part of that collective voice on purpose of education that would hopefully be the drive for the futures of Education 2030 and beyond.
To read more about this initiative, please download here a brochure. Also, a video released after the emergence of COVID-19.