Philippine-Australian Alumni Association gives underprivileged kids a chance at education
PA3i gives back. Officers of the PA3i, led by its current national president Sim Marfori, hand over the proceeds of PaaralRUN benefit marathon to Director Filomena Portales, public engagement director, World Vision Philippines.
In the photo (from L to R): from World Vision Philippines –Ms. Billie Abata, NRD Manager; Mr. Jun Godornes, NRD Director; Filomena Portales, Director; from PA3i–Mr. Sim Marfori, national president; Mr. Arvin Yana, former president; Ms. Carmel Pami-Ulanday, event head; and from Philippines-Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF)–Mr. Mark Flores, deputy facility director.
Feb 11, 2013 - The Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (PA3i), an organisation of scholars and graduates from Australia’s premier academic institutions, recently donated over Php500,000 to World Vision Philippines. Read more...
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell announced the opening of applications for Australia Awards for Development at the Masters and PhD levels in Australia for 2013. At least 120 post-graduate scholarships will be available to high-achieving Filipinos to study in leading Australian universities.
Australia continues to help improve the quality of education in the Philippines. The latest among its education initiatives aims to strengthen the leadership and professional excellence of Filipino teachers. Australia provided a two-week leadership development program for the 10 Outstanding Teacher awardees of the Metrobank Foundation for 2012 through first-hand exposure to globally-recognised teaching programs in Australia. The teachers learned about ‘Smart Classrooms’, which encourage the use of new technologies to improve teaching and learning. They also visited several primary and secondary schools in Queensland and Melbourne to observe and learn from different teaching strategies and approaches used in Australian schools.