Monday, November 7, 2011

USAID 5Oth Anniversary at SM Mall Of Asia

US Agency for International for Development is an United States Federal agency "primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign act". USAID for short, it was created when President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act into law in 1961 following the success of the reconstruction of Europe after World War II.

Now, USAID is celebrating it's 50th anniversary in it's continuing efforts to foreign aid. Here in the Philippines, an event took place for its golden year. DepEd Secretary Armin A. Luistro gave an opening remarks on behalf of the Philippine government.
DepEd Secretary Amin Luistro

USAID helps build 590 classrooms especially the conflict-stricken Mindanao areas. During the celebration, there were also different booths exhibiting different concerns of the USAID in the country. One that caught my attention was the Aetas booth with their local products and they also had a presentation during the proceedings.

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