BLE Director Patrick P. Patriwirawan, Jr. joined Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities Inc. (SISFU) in celebrating its 25th anniversary on 24 February  2023. The event was held at the SISFU campus in Parañaque City and was attended by distinguished guests, including government officials, academic leaders, alumni, students, and industry partners. The celebration highlighted the school’s achievements over the past 25 years and its contributions to the education sector in the Philippines, particularly on transnational education practices and partnerships.

In his congratulatory message, Director Patriwirawan, Jr. praised SISFU for its commitment to providing world-class education and for its efforts to establish partnerships with foreign universities. He also commended the school for producing graduates who have excelled in their respective fields and for contributing to the country’s economic and social development.

Director Patriwirawan, Jr. emphasized the importance of international partnerships in promoting global education and fostering cultural exchange. He expressed his hope that SISFU’s success would inspire other schools and institutions to follow its example and seek collaborations with foreign universities.

“It is our hope that SISFU and its stakeholders will continue to work together to ensure the school’s continued success and remain steadfast in its mission of delivering quality and transformative education that will enable future members of the Filipino workforce to contribute to social progress, economic development, and nation-building,” Director Patriwirawan, Jr. said.

SISFU President, Dr. Melva Diamante, and Founder, Dr. Genevieve Laurel, expressed their gratitude to Director Patriwirawan, Jr. and other guests for their presence and support. They also shared their vision of further expanding the school’s international reach and strengthening its programs to meet the evolving needs of the global economy.

The 25th anniversary celebration of SISFU was a testament to the school’s dedication to excellence and innovation in transnational education. As it continues to grow and develop, SISFU is poised to play an even greater role in shaping the future of Philippine education and preparing students for success in the global arena. 

Over the past quarter-century, SISFU has established a reputation as a leader in international education, providing students with a unique blend of local and global perspectives, as well as the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing global environment.

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