|Malaysian delegates in the traditional and national costumes.|
|A photo shoot before the group presentation consisting delegates from various countries.|
|Dinner at De La Salle University, Manila. On my left is Brother Anthony Rogers.|
Presentations and personal sharing were from Ms Tracy Adams of Australia's Boys Town and "Foundation of Lasallian Spirituality" by Brother Michael Broughton, fsc.
Delegates had the opportunity to visit and have dinner at two La Salle universities - De La Salle College of St Benilde in Malate and De La Salle University in Manila. We also visited De La Salle University in Dasmarinas, well-known for its environmental conservation effort. It was an hour bus journey from Metro Manila.
In the Philippines, there are 17 educational institutions, which include colleges, schools and non-school based entities.
|At the entrance of Salikneta Farm. With me are a priest from Argentina and Jojo, farm manager.|
To sum up, it was a worthwhile and beneficial trip to Manila. Apart from sharing thoughts and ideas with fellow educators from the region of Asia-Pacific, I had the opportunity to meet up with many other comrades and fellow Lasalle Brothers from countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. I salute them for their continued persistence and hardwork despite their many challenges, constraints and obstacles in their respective countries towards education for the young.
Paalam Na Po....(Goodbye in Tagalog)