CAPITOL SIGNS MOA WITH AFS INTERCULTURAL PHILIPPINES FOUNDATION, INC. FOR INTERCULTURAL LEARNING EDUCATION
Governor Bong Lacson signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines Foundation, Inc. (AFS IPP), represented by its president, Rahiema Bagis-Guerra, for the continuation of the implementation of the English Intensive Program for AFS IPP foreign partners, students and volunteers at the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) in Bacolod City.
The agreement signing was held at the Governor’s Office, Provincial Capitol, this morning.
The MOA states that NOLITC shall conduct the English Intensive Program for AFS IPP foreign students and volunteers that will focus on learning English as a Second Language while immersing in Negrosanon/Filipino culture for four weeks.
NOLITC shall also perform the role of a partner school and shall be entitled to have its qualified students to apply in AFS Intercultural Exchange Programs, in order for students to participate in study abroad opportunities subject to the terms and conditions of various AFS Programs.
NOLITC will be hosting foreign exchange students and volunteers subject to the terms and conditions specified in the MOA.
Among the benefits of the partner schools is that teachers and students will have the opportunity to undergo an intercultural experience right in their own classrooms and campuses.
In addition, learning continues beyond classrooms through interactions with foreign students who are eager to learn about the Filipino people and culture as well as to share those of his/her own country.
The mission of AFS IPP is to develop skills and provide intercultural learning education to create a more just and peaceful world through understanding.
Also present during the MOA signing were NOLITC Vocational School Administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido; AFS IPP Board of Trustee, Art Valdez; AFS IPP Acting Coordinator, Larry B. Franco; and AFS IPP Program Specialist, Abe Andrus M. Pongyan.