ASSOCIATION OF FIL-AM TEACHERS OF AMERICA, INC.  - 27 years of education and community service
AFTA PROJECTS

The BALIKTURO MISSION PROJECT

In 1993, AFTA embarked on the BALIKTURO "Return to Teach" a  missionary teacher training sharing program which brings a volunteer Filipino teacher based in the United States to go to the Philippines during the summer.  Instead of taking their summer break, the US based Filipino teacher will conduct seminars and workshops to different towns and cities in the Philippines to share their experiences and the latest in teaching technologies with their Filipino teacher counterpart.  Since then, teachers from the US composed of Filipinos and other nationalities have been going to the Philippines not only in the summer but anytime a teacher is   able to provide workshops to various educational institutions in the Philippines.






These workshops are on various techniques and strategies in the field of mathematics, science, reading, education, administration, and technology.  A few years later, the project became a yearlong activity and teachers going home for various reasons take the time to conduct a BALIKTURO seminar or workshop first in their hometown and if their schedule permits in various locations in the Philippines. 




PAARALAN SA KONSULADO

Paaralan sa Konsulado is a very successful and popular AFTA project. For the past fifteen years,   AFTA volunteers have been teaching the Filipino language, Philippine History and culture, songs, dances, games, arts and crafts to children ages 5 to 18 at the Philippine Consulate of New York every  June/July for 5 Saturdays.























Paaralan sa Konsulado is a very successful and popular joint project of AFTA with the Philippine Consulate General in New York.  For the past fifteen years AFTA teacher volunteers have been teaching the Filipino language, Philippine History and culture, songs, dances, games, arts and crafts to children ages 5 to 18 at the Philippine Consulate of New York every  June/July for 5 Saturdays.





Professional Development Workshops
(Seminars and Workshops to share teaching innovations and xpertise)
(Since 1990)









Tuklas Talino
A writing and painting contest on Philippine themes conducted during the Paaralan sa Konsulado event or the Philippine Independence Day Celebration
(Since 1994)



Books for the Philippines
(Donating books to schools in the Philippines)
(Since 2010)







Donating a Classroom in the Philippines
(Donated funds to build a classroom in the Philippines)
(2008)

Other Initiatives/Projects

Paaralan sa Jersey
Conversational Filipino
Children's Fair/Pavilion
Summer and Winter Sportsfest
Fundraising for Haiyan Typhon Victims
(2013)



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