MANDALUYONG CITY, JANUARY 13, 2022 – The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) has chosen Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI) alumnus Arvin Lou II Oñez as a finalist for the 2021 Global Teacher Grants (GTG).
The GTG is an annual opportunity by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX that aims to provide teacher exchange program alumni anywhere in the world grants or resources to better serve their school, students and career.
Oñez was previously an awardee for the Fulbright DAI in 2018, previously known as the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP). The 2018 ILEP alumnus had his exchange program in Kent State University in the state of Ohio, United States. IREX chose the Filipino alumnus in December 2021 among several applicants and will be granted funding, in addition to the resources, skills, and networks acquired during his fellowships to benefit his students, colleagues, administrators, and community. The funding may reach a maximum of $2,000. As of now, Oñez is also an English teacher from Bunga National High School, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental.
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. In the Philippines, Fulbright DAI is administered by the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (Fulbright Philippines).
The Fulbright DAI program, which replaces the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), provides teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, increase their knowledge about the United States, and complete an individual or group project.