Saying education is one of her centerpiece programs, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte recently flew to Australia to take part in an international confab on quality education.
She joined a working visit to Australia to study and learn new programs and systems that could help improve the quality of education in the country.
Belmonte was the only delegate from a local government unit invited to participate in the week-long learning and partnership visit on education governance sponsored by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid).
“We hope to learn a lot to improve education delivery here in Quezon City, the millennial city,” she said.
Along with officials from the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, University of Southern Philippines.
Belmonte went to Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra to learn about all the aspects of developing quality education.
“Education is the most formidable tool that we have to fight poverty. It is only through education that we can help improve the lives of every citizen,” she said.