The AFS IPP Congress attracted students and educators from all over of the country.
To recap the events, the participants engaged in focus discussions on the first day. The focus discussions aimed to empower the student participants to be global students and for the educators to be globally competitive.
During the second day of the Congress, intercultural learning workshops were conducted to enhance the intercultural learning skills of the participants. The workshops encompassed topics on communication styles, how to suspend judgment and culture. It is believed that having intercultural learning skills reflects global competency.
On the third day of the congress, the participants were equipped with useful knowledge of nation-building. The students were taught how to pitch projects and the educators were taught how to manage projects. The purpose of this activity was to develop the perspective of nation-building of the participants from an inward to a more outward effect.
The last day served as the culmination of the Congress. Invited speakers from educational institutions, media outlets, and corporations to give a talk about their views and perspectives on nation-building in their respective fields. In the afternoon, the participants broke out into interest groups with topics varying from health, social entrepreneurship, and the environment, in a global setting. To cap off the last day of the Congress, an awarding ceremony was held along with the cultural night.
To all the participants of the AFS IPP Congress, our partner schools and venue hosts Siliman University, Foundation University, St. Paul University Dumaguete, Negros Occidental Provincial Government, the Municipal Government of Dumaguete, and to all our sponsors and partners, we are overjoyed to have shared with you an experiential, intensive, and interactive discussions and collaborations to the advance the role of global citizens in nation building.
We hope to see you in the coming events of AFS Philippines!