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Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:30am

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with Synergeia Foundation, convened the 11th National Education Summit on September 28 and 29, 2017. Nearly 400 leaders from local governments, schools, and the private sector gathered to share best practices in education governance, including such topics as community engagement, budgeting, partnerships, and decentralization of basic education. Vice President Leni Robredo graced the summit and delivered the keynote address.

The summit was a part of USAID’s five-year, Php430 million Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) project that supports the Philippines’ goal of improving learning outcomes in the early grades.

“At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It also creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies,” USAID’s Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II said in his remarks on the second day of the summit.

U.S. Government Inaugurates Health and Education Facilities in Leyte
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15pm

U.S. and Philippine officials inaugurated newly constructed health facilities and classrooms in Leyte that are part of the U.S. government initiative to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors build back better. The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Health Chief Karen Klimowski led the inauguration of the Dagami Rural Health Unit and Tuberculosis Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course (TB-DOTS) Facility, the Carigara Hospital Ward and TB-DOTS Facility, and six classrooms in Patoc Elementary School in the municipalities of Dagami and Carigara, Leyte. The structures are designed to withstand typhoons with wind speeds of up to 360kph.

Cotabato City Youth Graduate from U.S. Government-Supported Skills Training Program
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15pm

More than 100 Filipino youth are now better equipped with knowledge and life skills to help them succeed, following their completion of a job training course provided by the U.S. government in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System, and the Education Development Center.

U.S. Government Awards Science, Technology, and Innovation Grants to Filipino Scholars and Universities
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:45pm

The United States government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized 10 research scholars and 37 grant recipients in science, technology, and innovation who support the Philippine government’s push for innovation-led and inclusive growth.

U.S. Government-Funded Partnership Advances Water Security in Visayas and Mindanao
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:30pm

To celebrate World Water Day on March 22, Ambassador Kim joined Philippine government representatives to celebrate the success of Be Secure, a Php966-million program that increased access to safe water and sanitation in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

New U.S.-Philippine Partnership to Conserve Wildlife and Biodiversity in the Philippines
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:30pm

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered today with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to launch a new biodiversity conservation project that will help protect and manage the Philippines’ diverse habitats and species.

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Inaugurates Classrooms during Yolanda Anniversary
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:15pm

As part of its commitment to help Typhoon Yolanda (internationally named Haiyan) survivors build back better, the U.S. government turned over eight new classrooms to Tolosa National High School students and faculty. The ceremony was held on the third anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda.

U.S. Supports Delivery of Critical Relief Supplies to Communities Affected by Typhoon Lawin
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:00am

The United States government is supporting the delivery of relief supplies to Typhoon Lawin-affected communities in northern Luzon through an ongoing three-year, $2-million partnership between the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Government of the Philippines, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

U.S.-Sponsored Program Helps ARMM Leaders Improve Community Access to Better Health Care
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg joined the Zuellig Family Foundation, Inc. (ZFF), the Philippine Department of Health, and the U.S. Embassy’s Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines in celebrating the graduation of 38 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) leaders who successfully completed a two-year Health Leadership and Governance Program.

U.S. Government Officials Visit Cebu, Renew U.S. Commitment to Improve Literacy Among Filipino Youth
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:15pm

Mr. Trey Hicks of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee visited two Cebu elementary schools and met with government and school officials to reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to help improve the reading skills of young learners.

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Last updated: October 19, 2017

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