Education is a key to many doors of opportunities in life.
It has the power to change one’s journey.
Without it, like a building with no firm foundation, a person will collapse.
This was what drove the Philippine Embassy in Russia to organize a forum that would further enhance the views of different agencies on education.
Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones led more than 60 officials from government agencies and educational institutions from the member states of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations in participating in the ASEAN-Russia Forum on Education held from 21 to 22 October 2019 at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations University in the city.
Discussions during the forum focused on best practices in basic, technical and higher education in ASEAN countries and Russia, as well as areas for broader cooperation among the said countries.
Members of the ASEAN are Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos.
Russia and the Philippines have sustained a solid relationship in terms of enhancing the quality of education, especially for the Filipinos.
In her speech, Education Secretary Leonor Briones outlined the historical cooperation between Russia and ASEAN member states, specifically the Philippines, which, according to her, has been “ongoing without fanfare.”