December 5, 2022

With the project Say Ayshe Man-unod (Ibaloy version of Education For All goal, No Child Shall Be Left Behind), 25 teaching and administrative staff of Benguet National High School-Main went to barangays Tuel and Ambongdolan in Tublay and barangays Bagong and Balway in Sablan, Benguet to reach out to learners who are at-risk of failing and to give appropriate remediation and reinforcement activities.
Spearheaded by the school principal, Dr. Nestor Dalay-on, and assistant principal, Mr. Madison Kiong in coordination with barangay officials of the aforementioned communities, and with the supervision of the schools division of Benguet, the activity served as a follow-up in the accomplishment of modules for the 3rd and 4th quarters of the school year.
The program provides a face to face interaction of teachers with the 65 learners in the said areas focusing on the least learned competencies, considering the challenges in today’s distance learning.
Minimum health protocols were observed during the entirety of the activity which was initially started last February to ensure the safety of all participants especially the learners who were provided masks by the barangay LGUs.
Likewise, series of convergence with the stakeholders particularly with the Barangay Education Committees and Local Government Units were conducted to solicit their support for the project as well as to determine how else could the schools be of help during this distance learning.
With the futility of face-to face classes in the nearest future as asserted by President Duterte himself, the series of mobilized instruction was conceptualized with the approval of the Schools Division of Office of Benguet as alternative for some learners that cannot access the internet and opted for modular mode of instruction where they stay at their homes and are only given modules to accomplish.
As the first distance education school year approaches its’ end, the program is expected to continue in the next school year until learners are given their doses of vaccines who may just bring back the traditional face to face instruction. – Madison B. Kiong