Israeli Ambassador visits IFSU
By Daniel B. Codamon
LAMUT, Ifugao, March 17 (PIA)- – Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz visited the Ifugao State University (IFSU) Main Campus here last March 12 to further strengthen partnership and collaboration, between his country and the only state university in the province .
Ambassador Harpaz representing Israel and IFSU President Dugyon, in behalf of the school. signed a memorandum of understanding to further promote scholastic and educational exchange between Israel and IFSU.
IFSU particularly its College of Agriculture and Home Sciences (CAHS) is a recipient of Agro Studies-On-the-Job Training Program in Israel where qualified CAHS students continue their learning with partner schools while working in Israeli farms for a duration of 10 to 11 months.
In October last year, 36 CAHS students came home after completing their internship in Israel amid the COVID pandemic.
During the visit, the Ambassador with his wife Shulimat, and his entourage also visited the IFSU Museum and International Innovation Center for Indigenous Studies which is the repository of cultural materials and research products of the Ifugao people are displayed.
They witnessed and experienced actual weaving, rice wine tasting, donning of Ifugao cultural attires and other cultural customs and traditions being demonstrated at the Museum.
Dugyon expressed gratitude to Ambassador Harpaz and his party for visiting IFSU that provided them the opportunity to showcase the unique programs and activities of the university, aside from forging a new and stronger partnership, collaboration and friendship with Israel. (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)