University of Luzon Hosts Regional Forum on “Mainstreaming Peace Education in NSTP”

Posted on 12th of Apr 2024 by


The University of Luzon (UL) served as a proud host to a regional forum on “Mainstreaming Peace Education in the National Service Training Program (NSTP)” on Friday, April 12, 2024. This event, co-organized by UL and the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), brought together educators, students, and stakeholders from Region I to discuss the vital role of peace education within the NSTP curriculum.

The forum was made possible through the instrumental efforts of Dr. Carmelo John D. Vidal, Dean of the Graduate School at UL and the current president of the Region I Association of NSTP Implementers and Educators (RANIE I). Dr. Vidal’s leadership and dedication to peace education played a key role in bringing this important event to fruition.

The regional forum served not only as a platform for discussing the integration of peace education into NSTP but also aligned with the University’s commitment to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 16, which focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

Prominent Speakers Share Their Expertise

The event welcomed esteemed guests who shared their valuable insights on peace education. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Leonard Faustino, Executive Director of GPF. His address provided a strong foundation for the discussions, highlighting the significance of peace education in fostering a culture of peace within our communities.

Furthermore, Director Ann Marlita M. Arevalo of GPF led a session on Values-Based Peacebuilding. This session equipped participants with practical tools and strategies for integrating peace education principles into their NSTP teaching practices.

Adding to the esteemed roster of speakers was Dr. Christine N. Ferrer, Director of CHED Region I (Commission on Higher Education Regional Office I). Dr. Ferrer’s presence underscored the importance that regional educational authorities place on incorporating peace education within the NSTP curriculum.

A Step Forward for Peace Education

The regional forum on “Mainstreaming Peace Education in NSTP” proved to be a resounding success. The insightful discussions and shared experiences fostered a collaborative environment where educators could explore innovative approaches to integrating peace education into the NSTP curriculum.

The University of Luzon is committed to continuing its efforts in promoting peace education. By collaborating with esteemed organizations like GPF and fostering open discussions on this critical topic, UL strives to empower future generations to become advocates for peace and positive change.