Wednesday, October 5

Happy World Teacher's Day

Taken from Unesco's website

By virtue of Proclamation 242, the President emphasized the need to generate widespread awareness and support for World Teachers' Day in the Philippines. The proclamation was signed on August 24, 2011 by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr.

The celebration of National Teacher's Month aims "to revitalize the image of teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and national development."

The President noted that, "the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) designated October 5 of every year as World Teachers' Day, which is a day to celebrate the central role that teachers play in guiding the children, youth and adults through the life-long learning process. He said the occasion can be used to celebrate the unique role and service that teachers play in guiding families, strengthening communities, and building the nation.

In many countries, Teachers' Day is intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers; World Teachers' Day is celebrated across the world on October 5. Ever since the importance of teachers has been recognized by UNESCO, by adopting the “Recommendation concerning the status of teachers”, World Teachers' Day has been celebrated annually. This includes celebrations to honor the teachers for their special contribution in a particular field area or the community in general.

As Unesco Director General Irina Bokova said, "Teachers… ultimately determine our collective ability to innovate, to invent, to find solutions for tomorrow.  Nothing will ever replace a good teacher. Nothing is more important than supporting them.”

As other countries celebrate World Teacher's Day on different dates, it's aim is still the same. That is to give tribute to the people who mold and guide us into who we are right now. Without them, we won't be that successful in the field that we have chosen.

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