Melinda “Mei” Medina Lamorena is currently the Administrative Officer of Miriam College Middle School and also serves as a Center for Peace Education (CPE) Associate of Miriam College in Quezon City, Philippines. She cherishes her role as CPE Associate the most as it provides her with opportunities to do her part in building a culture of peace in the country. She firmly believes that planting the seeds of advocacy among young students will help them become champions of truth, peace, justice and the environment. Mei served as the principal of Miriam College Grade School and was instrumental in developing a Peace Education curriculum for Grade 7 students. Her support for transformative education was made possible through the integration of peace concepts, values and skills in the elementary curriculum. Mei facilitates training workshops for students and teachers, and is a Social Studies textbook writer and evaluator, a cultural exchange program developer and an accreditor for the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, not to mention being a zealous advocate of a zero-waste lifestyle.
Course for 2020: Peace Education as a Peacebuilding Process (PEP)