FILIPINO EDUCATOR WINS 2020 MAHATMA MK GANDHI PRIZE FOR NON-VIOLENT PEACE

FILIPINO EDUCATOR WINS 2020 MAHATMA MK GANDHI PRIZE FOR NON-VIOLENT PEACE

Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Commissioner Ronald L. Adamat

By Glen S. Ramos

MANILA — Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Commissioner Ronald L. Adamat was the first Filipino to be awarded the 2020 Mahatma MK Gandhi Prize for Non-Violent Peace for his advocacies on peace.

Adamat was chosen from among 258 nominees worldwide. The foundation bestows the award to individuals and advocates of the peace who have shown dedication in their respective fields amidst the pandemic.

“Being an educator, I am thankful for this award and I feel so much inspired to pour out my energy, resources, time, and talent toward peace-building,” Adamat stated in his stathe CHEd commissioner said in a statement.

Adamat has a Ph.D. in Peace and Development and took initiative to integrate Peace Studies and Indigenous Peoples Studies into higher education curricula in 2019.

He also founded the Volunteer Individuals for Peace Inc. (VIP) and composed its theme song “We Are One”, which captures the significance and relevance of living together as one humanity. (ai/mtvn)

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