𝐈𝐅𝐒𝐔 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝟒 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐊 𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬' 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠
Geared toward heritage conservation, Ifugao State University (IFSU) kicked off its fourth batch of Ifugao Indigenous Knowledge Educators Training Program (IIKETP) under the Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS) Center Phase II at the Review Center, Main Campus on August 19, 2022.
The selected 46 teacher-trainees from the Department of Education (DepEd)-Ifugao Division were apprised of the curriculum by Jude C. Baggo, Director of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Center.
IIKETP is one of the five program components of CTPILS that started in July 2019, which aims to build up a core of indigenous knowledge educators from the DepEd and IFSU through the active participation of the different knowledge holders and experts from the communities and academe.
Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon, University President and Project Leader of CTPILS, lauded the teacher-trainees and
assured that IFSU will provide support for them to complete their research, develop a specialized curriculum, and produce mother-tongue-based manuals.
"We will be your partner in all your endeavors. Let us all continue championing Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd),” said Dr. Dugyon.
Dr. Dugyon also thanked the National Chengchi University of Taiwan for the renewal of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the CTPILS and extended her appreciation to a local partner, Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMo), Inc., for sharing their expertise on IKSP with the program.