adopt a-school program
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DESCRIPTIONThe Adopt-A-School Program, which started in 1998, was created to help generate investments and support to education outside the mainstream funding and the national budget. They are enjoined to support the schools in any of the following areas: infrastructure, health and nutrition, teaching skills development, computer and science lab equipment and learningsupport.
- 1. Adopt-a-School Program Extending a Hand Towards Educational Development
2. The Adopt-A-School Program, which started in 1998, was created to help generate investments and support to education outside the mainstream funding and the national budget. 3. They are enjoined to support the schools in any of the following areas: infrastructure, health and nutrition, teaching skills development, computer and science lab equipment and learning support. 4. Under the program, legally instituted by the passage of RA 8525, private entities, either local or overseas are given the opportunity to become partners in education through their assistance in the upgrading and modernizations of public elementary and high schools. In return, they are to enjoy additional tax incentives (150 percent) as they implement their project. 5. Adaption ProcessA Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will specify the details of adoption between the adopting entity and the head of the school concerned. MOA is subject to review and approval of the School Superintendents. A standards and guidelines for review of adoption shall be formulated by the Coordinating Council (assessment for the application for tax credits by the adopting entity) The agreement shall last for at least two years. 6. Schools that make it to the list are the less privileged, those who have limited resources but have very large student population. Most of them experience classroom shortage, insufficient textbooks and instructional materials and overcrowding. Schools in low-income municipalities, those that are poor but have high performing students and those with undernourished students are also given due considerations. 7. Photo shows the inauguration and turn-over of the 2nd Year High School Building of the La Soledad Integrated School in Brgy. Nongnong, Butuan City to the Department of Education (DepEd) Caraga. The Adopt-a-school project is made possible through the efforts of the Rotary Club of Metro Butuan in partnership with Alpha Phi Omega (APO) and APO LAMBDA, 8. An organized fun run of the Philippine Star Ngayon for a cause to help rebuild San Isidro Elementary School in Naguillan, La Union, that was damaged by the typhoon Pepeng last 9. Taking a Different Route And instead of opting in financial areas, some of these institutions chose to provide their expertise, doing what they do best and maximizing the resources that they already have. 10. One classic example would be the work of the Manila Water Company, which did an audit on the drainage systems of schools in their territory. Pasig Elementary School, their first project, now have safe and clean drinking . 11. The Lopez Group of Companies, which utilized the Knowledge Channel as an avenue to improve the quality of education through a different medium. All of their programs are based on the Philippine curriculum for elementary and high school, designed to help students in academic subjects such as History, Science and Math 12. STIs reach-out, providing equal opportunities in ICT-enhanced learning to Filipino students across the country specially to those who are less privileged. The STI Mobile School 2 is the second installment of STIs Driving Education Where IT Matters campaign. The new Mobile School is equipped with a state-of- the-art computer laboratory with internet access, 27 units of multimedia computers, LCD monitors, sound system, and other top-of-the-line computer equipment. 13. The Promise in EducationWith the demand for public education in the secondary level growing at the rate of five percent a year, more than twice the population growth rate. a big shift in the enrollment from private education to public education because of the rising costs of living in the country, parents could no longer afford the tuition fees being charged. 14. with the continuing problems in budgets and limited resources. As a result, government funded schools often experience shortage in about everything except the number of enrollees! and as much as DepEd wants to provide public school students first class learning environment that they deserve, such task is enormous and difficult. Education a concept that would impact whole country, affecting not only this generation but the future ones as well, should not be left in the hands of the few but should be developed and cultivated by every Filipino in every way that they can. 15. As DepEd former Secretary Edilberto De Jesus mentioned in his speech, Basic education is too big and too important a task to leave to the government. Education is the countrys answer to the growing problem of poverty. We do not only want to alleviate it but to totally eradicate it. Idealistic the statement might be, it is within reach if every Filipino will join hands and make an effort to instill change Impossibilities are impossible to a nation that reaches for the stars together. United, the nation is unbreakable.