THE MANY FACES OF THE TEACHER 2017 NOMINATION OPENS

THE MANY FACES OF THE TEACHER 2017 NOMINATION OPENS

The search for Bato Balani Foundation Inc’s (BBFI) “The Many Faces of the Teacher” (TMFT) 2017 is open. In partnership with Diwa Learning
Systems Inc (Diwa), BBFI through TMFT honors Filipino teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession and who drive positive change in the lives of their students and communities.

The search is open to teachers of all ages who are in private or public primary or secondary schools, colleges, and universities. Nominees should have a deep sense of nationalism and commitment to teaching. Their creativity, innovativeness, and resourcefulness should benefit the community, the country, and its people, and are shining examples for other educators to follow.

The screening committee will also look into the candidate’s values and morality; integrity in upholding the profession’s standards; relationship with co-teachers, students, and family members; and participation in civic activities.

Nominations are accepted from partner organizations, school associations, religious organizations, Department of Education, and school heads, students, and teachers.

Visit the BBFI website at http://www.batobalanifoundation.org.ph/tributetoteachers/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/batobalanifoundation/ to secure your nomination forms. You may submit them to bbfi@diwamail.combatobalanifoundation@gmail.com, fax number (02) 8929543, or at the BBFI office at 6/F PDCP Bank Center, V.A. Rufino cor. Leviste Streets, Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati City. Nomination is open until 31 May 2017.


2016 Honorees

Last year, the four honorees were Mr. Jose Valdez; Ms. Suzanne Rivera; Dr. Vivian Topor; and Mr. Ryan Homan. Valdez, also known as the “Father of Philippine Classical Guitar,” has been mentoring aspiring musicians since he started teaching some 45 years ago.

Rivera is an Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP) teacher who rolled out her own version of the “Honesty Store” to teach values to the students of Tinajeros National High School.

Topor is a biochemist and professor at the University of the Philippines Visayas. She developed the "Cassava Cyanide Color Wheel Kit," an affordable and easy-to-use method of checking the cyanide content of cassava.

Homan is a reading advocate based in Donsol, Sorsogon. He started a reading crusade in his school and community to inculcate the love of reading in kids and parents.
 

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