Guv: No Kapampangan shall be deprived of education

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Saturday, July 19, 2014


LUBAO -- Governor Lilia Pineda stressed that she wants every Kapampangan in each barangay to have access to education regardless of age and financial status during a consultative meeting with barangay executives of the second district at the Lubao Gym on Thursday.

The governor appealed for the help of the barangay captains to find all out of school youth (OSY), drop-outs, parents and illiterates and help them get education through the projects and programs of the Provincial Government and the Department of Education (DepEd).

She deemed it important for every Kapampangan to at least get a high school diploma as this is their gateway to uplifting their lives and be productive citizens of the community.

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"Educating them is also a way of keeping them away from bad peers and ease our problem on drug addicts and other law offenders," Pineda said.

DepEd education program supervisor Roel Bondoc discussed with the village chiefs the significance of the Alternative Learning System (ALS), which is an informal form of education that aims to cater to out-of-school children and adults, and help them develop basic literacy skills.

The education department is implementing literacy mapping to get the profile of the community and convince out-of-school youth and adults to participate in the ALS literacy sessions and livelihood skills training in the division.

Bondoc urged the barangay officials to share in the vision of "Zero OSY" Philippines and the battle cry "Walang Kabataang Maiiwan sa Pampanga".

He also wants the local government units to adopt "Abot-Alam" a mandate of DepEd Order No.14, s. 2014, with a vision of helping community-based youth through opportunities for education and possible career and employment. (Aurora Catu/Pampanga PIO)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 19, 2014.

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