Navotas City Gov’t Distributes Students’ Learning Kits ‘School-in-a-Box’
SCHOOL-IN-A-BOX – The Navotas City government launched school-in-a-box program via School Division Office (SDO).
Due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Education (DepEd) is beginning to shift to a distance learning approach. In a previous article, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved DepEd allocating P700 million for internet access to 7,000 public schools.
Recently, Kapuso star Heart Evangelista launched a project called ‘Big Heart PH’ to help students with distance learning. She donated mobile tablets for kids in need.
Based on a report from Manila Standard, the city government of Navotas launched a program called “Navo-School-in-a-Box.” Their project aims to help the young Navoteños continue their access to basic education.
The city’s School Division Office (SDO) gave away the boxes to the parents of the students who are enrolled in Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 8 levels at Dagat-dagatan Elementary School, Bagumbayan Elementary School, and Navotas National High School.
According to the report, the boxes contained activity sheets, self-learning modules, school supplies, and textbooks. The boxes for kindergarten pupils included toys from Philippine Toy Library and hygiene kits.
The teachers will conduct a simulation of the distance learning class from June 30 to July 3 via an online messaging app or text message. The parents will guide their kids in finishing their tasks. They are required to submit their output every week.
Mayor Toby Tiangco said most of the students in their city have cellphones and have mobile date. That’s the reason why their education stakeholders decided to “use the modified modular distance learning approach.”
“Through the NavoSchool boxes, we can ensure that access to education remains unhampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also hope that because of constant interaction, this learning approach will help build a better and stronger relationship between parents and their children,” he added.
Based on the report, Navotas City allotted P11 million for the purchase of 49,000 box sets. They intend to distribute the NavoSchool-in-a-Box 2 weeks before the opening of classes on Aug. 24.
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