Living Values Education Program was introduced in the Philippines in 1999, with the Philippine Montessori Center first implementing the program. The first LVEP Educator Training was conducted in November of the same year.
A new phase of Living Values Education began in 2003, with the collaborative effort of the Coalition for Better Education (CBE), the Archdiocese of Cebu through its Superintendent for Catholic Schools, the Institute for Peace and Values Centered Leadership (IPVCL), the Federation of PTAs of Cebu Catholic Schools (FPTACCS) and Brahma Kumaris. The partnership among these institutions has given birth to ALIVE, Advocates for Living Values Education, Inc. ALIVE is officially registered with Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippines. Their work is currently primarily centered in Cebu City, Southern Philippines. With the active cooperation, zeal, enthusiasm and interest of these organizers, a strong foundation of LVEP in Cebu City is established.
The ALIVE team has given many LVEP Educator Trainings, which are listed below. One outgrow of training about 400 practice teachers (4th year college students) of Cebu Normal University was that they organized themselves to conduct follow-ups and generate updates. They elected their own officers and called themselves ACTIVE, the Association of Concerned Teachers in Values Education, Cebu.
A Review - Facts and Figures
LVEP Educator Trainings
|Dec. 16-18, 2003||Cebu Normal University||30 educators from 12 schools|
|May 20-22, 2004||University of Southern Philippines||29 educators from 10 schools|
|May 24-26, 2004||Ecotech Center, Lahug||20 trainees from 8 schools|
|June 2-4, 2004||Cebu Institute of Technology||62 high school teachers|
|June 19-21, 2004||Bantayan Southern Institute||43 teachers and women advocates of Women?s Action Team, Bantayan Is.|
|October 26-28, 2004||University of Southern Philippines||79 elementary and high school teachers of Mabini and Lahug campuses|
|September 20, 2004, and November 2004||Cebu Institute of Technology||17 teachers of College of Arts and Sciences|
|December 13-15, 2004||University of San Carlos-Girls High School||44 high school teachers|
|Total number of participants is 324
Two LVEP Educator Trainings and one LVEP Train-the-Trainer Seminar were conducted by
LVE Country coordinator, Ms. Salud Idio and the LVEP Team from Manila.
Five LVEP Educator Trainings were facilitated by ALIVE.
Number of Sites Using Living Values Education
Total number of sites 17
LVEP Pilot Schools (4)
- Cebu Normal University
- University of San Carlos
- University of Southern Philippines
- Cebu Institute of Technology
Other Partner Schools
Private Schools (9)
- Bantayan Southern Institute
- Center for International Education
- Colegio del Sto. Nino
- College of Technological Sciences*
- Saint Alphonsus Catholic School
- St. Joseph Academy
- University of Cebu*
- University of San Jose Recoletos
- University of the Visayas
Public Schools (4)
- Abellana National School
- Awihao National High-Toledo City
- Cebu City National Science High School
- Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School
Academe Community Based Trainings
|June 16, 19, 26 and July 3, 2004||Cebu Normal University||308 student teachers SALVE 1|
|June 18, 2004||Cebu Normal University||53 caregivers of AMUMA Center|
|July 13, 2004||Port Coquitlam, Danao City||27 educators of CNU College of Teachers Education|
|Nov. 4-6, 2004||Cebu Normal University||311 student teachers SALVE 2|
|Nov. 3, 2004||St. Augustine International School-Mactan||15 student council officers (Self-Awareness Seminar)|
|November 20, 2004||Values Awareness on Responsibility||42+ Rotaract student leaders sponsored by the Rotary Port Center|
|November 27, 2004||Values Awareness-- Revisiting the Vision||17 Prosel Pharma Cebu administrative and sales staff|
|December 2, 9 and 10, 2004||Values Workshop for Professionals/ Organizations||108+ academic support staff of USC, at USC-GH|
|January 28 & February 5, 2005x||Values Workshop for Professionals||45 academic support staff of CNU|
|Total number of participants is 926
All 12 separate workshops were conducted by ALIVE Trainers.
LVEP Parents Workshops
|August 5, 2004||Cebu Institute of Technology||800+ 1st year HS parents|
|August 19, 2004||600+ 2nd year HS parents|
|August 20, 2004||500+ 3rd year HS parents|
|August 27, 2004||600+ 4th year HS students|
|Total number of participants was more than 2,500.
Facilitated by Mdmes Telly Ampatin and Delia A. Villacastin.
Living Values Education Activities
|September 21, 2004||International Day of Peace, Parade and Program||Fuente Osme? Blvd., and Cebu Normal University|
|October 25, 2004||United Nations Day Program||Ayala Center Activity Area|
|December 2, 2004||Pasko sa Plaza Program||Plaza Independencia sponsored by the Cebu City Govt|
|January 20, 2005||Feeding body, mind and spirit||CNU grounds in cooperation with CNU, RCCPC, Gochinghai Foundation & CNU Rotaract|
|Total number of participants and public viewers, approximately 8000.|
Project for Creating a Value-Based Atmosphere
Along Osme Boulevard, Cebu City
- Joint project with Cebu Normal University, University of Cebu and civic-minded souls.
Thrust for 2005
- To provide regular re-tooling living values activities which will enhance the professional capabilities and role modeling of members and institution with major focus on the four pilot schools.
- To create four Trainer Teams to handle LVEP orientation, LVEP Educator Training and parents workshops not only in Cebu but elsewhere.
- To organize strong support committees which will sustain membership involvement. (Fellowship, Continuing Education, Ways and Means).
- To generate resources to sustain the program.
- To organize a special one-day LVEP Seminar directed to key decision makers of schools, universities and institutions (e.g., superintendents, principals, administrators, etc.) for the advancement of values education in accordance with the worldwide LVEP.
Sister Erlinda Hisug, the General Councilor of the Oblates of Notre Dame reported in May of 2003 that LVEP was provided to children, youth and adults, in Tawi-Tawi, in the southern Philippines including community leaders, both Muslims and Christians. ?The primary values were given emphasis. For one whole year, the leaders conducted sessions every week, following the six-step framework. The leaders were grateful with the result. After one year, they requested another session on LVEP so that the values that initially were shared would be interiorized. Better understanding and friendship between the Muslims and Christians in this small island has been the most rewarding result of LVEP.
In the midst of uncertainty and scarcity,
was abundance of courage
In the midst of peacelessnes and chaos,
was abounding love,
respect and appreciation,
I am peace
I am love
He made me in
His own image and likeness
I am His child.
He is Light
who dispels the darkness
and calls, There's a Better World!
The individuals of the world can and should unite for a better world.
Self transformation begins the process of world transformation.
you leave is the one you Live