BatangRizalOrg. in Adopt a School Program, support’s Pook Elementary School

BatangRizal Organization

Education is the best weapon against poverty. The economic problem of the country is directly related to the quality of the educational system; education must be the concern of every Filipino.

RA 8525 establishes the “Adopt-A-School Program,” which aims to create multiple partnerships with the business sector, foundations, NGOs, private schools, civic organizations and individuals to team up with the Education Department towards providing much needed assistance and service to public schools.

The Adopt-A-School program opens opportunities for private individuals and institutions to take part in solving the education crisis by improving the quality of Philippine education. They are urged to become partners who shall provide assistance, short-term or long-term basis, to various concerns in public education.

BatangRizalOrg. members during the turnover of a Hewlett Packard 3in1 Scanner, copier & printer to the Pook Elementary School

BatangRizalOrg. members during the turnover of a Hewlett Packard 3in1 Scanner, copier & printer to the Pook Elementary School

merienda / siesta time...members of BatangRizal Org. with other faculty members of Pook Elementary School

merienda / siesta time...members of BatangRizal Org. with other faculty members of Pook Elementary School

In as much as DepEd is committed to provide our students with a first class learning environment akin to that of private schools, such a task is vast and enormous. Chronic budgetary constraints and limited resources are some of the roadblocks, which the department must hurdle. The delivery of quality education is hampered because funding allocation for it has not been able to match the frightening annual growth in student population. As a consequence, schools experience shortages in teachers, classrooms, textbooks, desks, learning facilities and nutritional aid. With a scenario such as this, it is no wonder that the achievement levels of our students are not at par with that of the country’s Asian neighbors.

And as the government is unable to shoulder the responsibility of improving education by itself, there is a need to call on the private sector to recognize its role as a major stakeholder in the nation’s development especially in the enhancement of the public education system. Corporate groups, non-government organizations, and civil society groups could be potential stakeholders in sustaining quality education in public schools. And it is through the DepEd’s Adopt-a-School Program, where these potential stakeholders can participate.

Under the program, business groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), and civil society groups can adopt any public school of their choice anywhere in the country. Adopting a school means providing the necessary support in the areas of, but not limited to infrastructure, teaching and skills development, learning support, computer and science laboratory equipment, and food and nutrition.

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