Cebu Pacific empowers local, underprivileged youth to undergo cultural exchange in China.
In partnership with the Consulate General of the Philippines in Shanghai, Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, Shanghai Municipal Government and China-based, Philippine-owned companies, Cebu Pacific has facilitated the flights of 10 economically marginalized Filipino youth to China.
This effort has enabled the selected senior-high schoolers of Jose Rizal University to experience and broaden their understanding of Chinese culture. Their comprehensive itinerary in Shanghai includes visits to museums, historic sites, as well as tours and talks at China-based Philippine companies such as Dai-Ichi Electronic and Liwayway (China).
The program serves to enlighten the students on the close ties between China and the Philippines, as well as the importance of good neighborliness and international relations.
This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Smile magazine.