Jean Henri Lhuillier Receives an Award From the World History Association

Jean Henry Lhuillier is a passionate student of history.

Jean Henri Lhuillier, the president and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier, just received a lifetime membership award from the World History Association (WHA). The award seeks to recognize Lhullier’s contributions to education and philanthropic initiatives. 

The World History Association is an academic association that promotes the study of world history by the encouragement of research, teaching, and publication. Founded in 1982, it also connects world historians with each other.

In a statement sent to Esquire Philippines, Lhullier expressed his gratitude toward the organization. 

“I am very honored and elated to be the recipient of this lifetime membership from such an esteemed organization. You can rest assured that I will continue this commitment through my educational as well as my philanthropic initiatives, in championing for the enrichment and the learning of and from history,” said Lhuillier. 

Lhuillier’s Contributions to the Alternative Learning System

One of the programs by Lhuillier that was recognized by WHA was his work on Alternative Learning System (ALS). 

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation’s Alternative Learning System program has over 100 ALS centers nationwide and has benefited more than 8,000 learners. 

The ALS serves as a training ground for individuals who have no access to traditional schools. Adults can also enroll at ALS. According to Lhullier, the centers aim to mold responsible citizens who can be assets to the community through relevant education and livelihood training workshops.

Lhuillier’s achievements in the academe were also spotlighted: The Polytechnic University of the Philippines conferred a Doctorate in Humanities Degree (Honoris Causa) on Lhullier. WHA also recognized his achievements as an honorary consul general to the Republic of San Marino and a prominent figure behind Philippine tennis, football, and swimming. 


History’s Role in Lhullier’s Push for Education

According to Lhuillier, his study of History made a profound impact on why he is pushing for education. 

“I strongly believe that our actions are largely affected by what had transpired in the past. This is why I also advocate for the study of History as a guiding north star when making our decisions. History has played a huge role in my life and I have benefited from it as well.

Lhuillier says history played a significant role in his capability as an honorary consul. “It has influenced my decision-making. It is also one of the reasons why I am a staunch advocate of making education accessible for all.” 

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