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The Philippines lags behind neighboring countries in education, particularly in regards to scientific training. Per one million inhabitants, Japan has 5,084 scientists, Singapore has 4,613, and Malaysia has 726. The Philippines has only 157. To address this discrepancy, the Philippines is actively pursuing new development of their secondary school STEM system. This involves the need for both curriculum development as well as teachers. To meet this need, the Central Visayan Secondary School in Jagna is eager to host Science-Corps Fellows to both develop and teach STEM courses.
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Central Visayan Institute Foundation - CVIF
The initial Science-Corps host institution is the Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF), a secondary school in Jagna, Bohol, Philippines. Jagna is a port town of approximately 34,000 people on the island of Bohol, one of the almost 7000 islands that comprise the Philippines. This location is optimal for the development of teaching materials, which can then be distributed with maximum positive impact on the educational system nationwide. CVIF is a leader for Philippine educational development, having created a teaching system called the Dynamic Learning Program, now implemented in approximately 250 schools nationwide. The president and directress of CVIF, Dr. Christopher Bernido and Dr. Maria Victoria Carpio-Bernido, respectively, are deeply involved in educational institutions both within and outside the government.