JHCSC Product Lilian Albarico Honored as Most Outstanding Teacher in China
A Filipino chemistry teacher received the highest honorary award for foreign expatriates in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province in China. Ms. Lilian Albarico is a native from Dimataling, Zamboanga Del Sur received the Tengwengge Friendship Award in recognition for her contribution in the field of education. She is the first Filipino recipient of the award and the only woman among eight awardees this year.
Albarico, a true-blooded Zambosurian is a graduate of BS Secondary Education major in Mathematics at Josefina Herrera Cerilles State College Main Campus in Mati, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur last 2003 and she was one of the pioneering student of the said state college that was founded through the effort of the present Governor Antonio H. Cerilles.
The Filipina teacher arrived in Nanchang City in 2009 and currently working at Nova Scotia Program, Sino-Canadian Department, Nanchang No. 2 High School in Nanchang City. She is working in China for twelve (12) years. She was a recipient of Tengwengge Friendship Award, the highest recognition an immigrant can attain in the city.
During her interview on the TV program Pakisayod sa Zamboanga del Sur, she share her experience as a school teacher in China. According to her, Filipino teachers are different from those teachers from other countries because Filipinos are hardworking and they really show care and gives attention to their students. There is an interaction between the Filipino teacher and the students and she believe that this is one of the reasons why she got the advantage of receiving the said award.
Established by the Nanchang City Municipal Government in 2005, the Tengwengge Pavilion Friendship Award is given bi-annually to Nanchang-based expatriates in recognition of their accomplishments and social and cultural contributions to the city.
“The one that really pushed me to bring my students to help is that it will always make you feel good at the end of the day, that you did something for other people”, Albarico said.