WYAAP Launches Human Dignity Curriculum

WYAAP Human Dignity Curriculum

Grade 3 students from Highway Hills Integrated School (Section Guava) with the WYAAP team

World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) successfully launched its pilot run of the Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) last January 19, 2016, at Highway Hills Integrated School, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

The HDC is a new program of World Youth Alliance that focuses on encouraging students to understand their dignity as human beings. Each module hopes to teach students about a proper understanding of the human person in order for them to achieve human flourishing—to help them develop healthy habits, good decision-making skills, and a strong sense of meaning and purpose.

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WYAAP Regional Director, Ms. Mary Imbong, taught the first session in the curriculum to 3rd Grade students. The module, focusing on the topic of Human Dignity, aimed to teach students about their uniqueness and worth as human beings while highlighting the importance of using one’s talents and abilities in the service of others. WYAAP Director of Operations Ms. Zarina San Jose and Regional Intern Mr. Andrew Pilotin joined Mary for the first session.

The pilot, with a class of 38 students (Section Guava), will run for seven weeks every Tuesday and Thursday morning for 30 minutes per session. WYAAP would like to thank intern alumnus Mr. Dave Mariano, a fellow from Teach For the Philippines, who acts as the current adviser for the class, for allowing WYAAP to conduct the HDC to his students.

Bring the HDC to your class or school. Send an e-mail to asiapacific@wya.net to learn more about the program.