Educating for Life or EFL, a group composed of four homeschooling moms, organizes events for homeschoolers and other individuals or groups that are into homeschooling and what we like to call “intentional education.” EFL has been organizing events for families—homeschoolers, in particular—since 2014.
This year, Educating for Life (EFL), in partnership with Moneygment and SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, invites us to the 2018 Philippine Homeschool Convention (PHC). This is different from but similar to previous events EFL has handled, particularly the Philippine Homeschool Conferences. Thus, this is the first time they will be having a Convention like this.
The Convention, with the theme “On Fire!”, draws its inspiration from the quotation commonly attributed to the poet William Yeats, but is said to originate from Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch’s original words that say, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”
As homeschoolers, EFL believes that their approach to education is characterized by this very concept. EFL believes that in homeschooling our children, we do not merely fill their minds with information. We aim for character-building that goes beyond the academics. We strive to guide our children to find what fuels them. We kindle these passions and vocations in the hopes that they find their meaning and purpose in life. We, Omni&Bryce share the same belief as we are also homeschooling parents.
“On Fire!” is also a call to all Filipino homeschoolers—parents and children alike—to make a difference in a world that seems void of hope, empathy, and compassion. As we kindle the fire within our children and teach them life’s most important lessons, may all homeschooling families become tiny sparks that together will set the world ablaze.
To be held on September 22, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City, this year’s convention aims to gather Filipino parents and provide them with inspiration and encouragement to keep the flame burning as they fuel and kindle their children’s passion and purpose.
You can find the program online here: http://www.educatingforlife.co/philippine-homeschool-convention-2018-program/
To view the PHC topics for the plenary and breakout sessions online, please visit: http://www.educatingforlife.co/2018-convention-plenary-and-breakout-sessions/
Whether you are currently on your homeschooling journey, considering homeschooling or just curious about this tyoe of education, we do hope to see you there so we can all learn and be inspired together.