SEd Celebrates International Peace Day
School of Education
October 5, 2022
International Peace Day is one of the biggest annual celebrations held at the HAU School of Education (SEd). As has been the tradition, the second-year students organized the yearly celebration of 2022 with the theme "End Racism, Build Peace." This year, the celebration included a regional forum and three competitions — Digital Poster-Making, Ted Talk, and Spoken Poetry. The competitions were open to all students from participating schools in Region 3.
The regional forum, which was the celebration's highlight, was held on September 23, 2022, via the Zoom platform. The event featured two credible resource speakers who shared their insightful discussions on peace-related topics. The first speaker was Dr. Loreta M. Castro, the founding Director of the Center for Peace Education (CPE), who talked about “Peace Education: Focus on Non-violence, Respect for Human Dignity & Diversity.” The second speaker, Dr. Jose Allan Arellano, the Executive Director of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, discussed the second topic, “Historical and Contemporary Racism: How Listening to Our Faith Journey Could Bring Peace.”
After the forum, the winners of the competitions were awarded their prizes. The following are the winners: Mr. Mark Miranda of Jose C. Feliciano College Foundation, first place in the digital poster-making competition; Ms. Beyonce Megan S. Franco, a student at the University of the Assumption, first place in the Ted Talk Competition; and Ms. Ryza Cano of Basa Airbase National High School, first place in the Spoken Poetry competition.
The three competitions were participated in by 11 schools, including Lydia D. Villangca Trade School, Jose C. Feliciano College Foundation, Santos Ventura National High School, Sto. Domingo Integrated School, University of the Assumption, St. Anthony College of Technology, Systems Plus College of Foundation, Basa Air National High School, Bunsuran National High School, Tagumpay Nagaño High School, and Holy Angel University.
The Dean of Sed, Dr. Alma Natividad, shared an encouraging message for the Sed's celebration of Peace: "The fruit of quiet is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, and the fruit of service is peace."