UNESCO spearheads National Campus Media Workshop for secondary schools media advisers
Manila (18 May) -- The Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNet) of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines is set to hold a National Campus Media Workshop on May 27-28 at the University of Makati, Makati City.
In a memorandum circular signed on May 14, DepED Secretary Mona Valisno said that the capability-building workshop has for its theme: "School Paper Advisers as Agents of UNESCO ASPNet Ideals."
It aims to enable the school paper advisers to appreciate the relevance and importance of campus media coverage of UNESCO programs and activities in education, science and technology, social and human sciences, culture and communication.
It also aims to raise consciousness on global issues of eradicating poverty and attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
The workshop also hopes to critique the quality of campus media coverage and identify story ideas and write news articles on UNESCO programs and activities for their respective campus media.
Secretary Valisno said that no registration fee will be collected. The travel and accommodation expenses of the participants will be charged to the local school funds subject to its availability and to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
Only the first eighty (80) registrants will be accommodated thus, the interested participants must pre-register.
The UNESCO's Associated Schools Project Network commonly referred to as UNESCO Associated Schools, is a global network of more than 8,500 educational institutions in 180 countries.
Member institutions, ranging from pre-schools, primary, secondary and vocational schools to teacher training institutions, work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice. (PIA 8) [top]