Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s partnership with Phl for interfaith education still going strong
The Philippine Embassy in London reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that a top British foundation has reiterated its commitment to ensure that its program for interfaith education and dialogue in the Philippines will be successful and effective.
The London-based Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF), the brainchild of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, told attendees of its annual international coordinators conference held from January 30 to February 3 February that it remained "very excited [about] what has been achieved in the Philippines" over the past two years through its "Face to Faith" program for elementary and high schools and "Faith and Globalization" program for universities.
Leading the "Face to Faith" program in the Philippines is Fr. Johnny Go SJ of Xavier School, who said that the program now includes 30 public and private schools, with 104 teachers trained to conduct interfaith dialogue videoconferences with schools in Australia, India, Lebanon, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. The most recent activity was a teacher training workshop held in De La Salle Zobel Alabang in January 2012.
He also signed separate institutional agreements with Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro and Commission on Higher Education Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan for the implementation of TBFF's programs in the Philippines.
This artical originally appeared on the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs site.