CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City College of San Fernando, Pampanga (CCSFP) on February 9 hosted a seminar dubbed "Teaching peace, human rights, and sustainable development in the 21st century", which was participated in by academic personnel from different colleges and universities in Central Luzon.

CCSFP Officer-in-charge Tricia Gayle Bondoc said the forum seeks to raise awareness on human rights and its importance for the protection of one’s life, dignity and self development.

"Ito po yung napapanahon ngayon. As educators, we should know the rights of each individual and pass it on to the younger generation for them to avoid being discriminated or abused," she said.

Other topics discussed include the pedagogy, how to teach peace and the effective ways to involve the youth in addressing current social, economic and environmental issues.

For his part Mayor Edwin Santiago said that the academe serves as the key player in preparing the students for the real world.

“Everything starts with education. Here in the city, we place the highest premium on education because we believe that educated citizens are the key to the city’s prosperity,” said Santiago. (CSF-CIO)