NAVAL, Biliran- The Australian government, through its Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) Program, donated some P2.7 million-worth of learning action cell (LAC) information and education materials to the schools divisions of Biliran province and Baybay City.
Kaye Cox, BEST program team leader, turned-over the LAC learning materials on May 21 during the 2018 Brigada Eskwela regional kick-off activities of the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 8 at Biliran Central Elementary School in Biliran, Biliran.
Kaye Cox, team leader of the BEST program of the Australian government, thanks DepEd 8 officials for the support extended to the program during the turn-over ceremony of BEST learning materials on May 21 at Biliran Central Elementary School in Biliran, Biliran . (RSV/PIA-8)
The division office of Biliran received donations of 8,750 story books, 2,500 big books, 1,000 manipulative toys, and 500 multi-sensory items amounting to P1,722,250 and 4,550 story books, 1,050 big books, 560 manipulative toys, and 280 multi-sensory items worth P964,460 for the division office of Baybay City.
Cox said that a total of 195 schools will receive the learning materials with 125 schools in Division of Biliran and 70 schools in Division of Baybay. Each school will receive a kit which contains the following: 70 story books, 20 big books, eight manipulative toys, and four multi-sensory items.
With these teaching and learning materials kits, teachers will be able to strengthen their teaching techniques by using these materials, as well as raising awareness about gender equality, disability, and social inclusion, Cox added.
“I am proud that the Australian Government, through the BEST program, has been able to support the work of the DepEd in this critical area of developing and improving Inclusive education strategies that will enhance the delivery of basic education services by offering access to learning for all students,” she emphasized.
BEST program, which started working with school clusters in Baybay and Biliran divisions in 2016, is a partnership between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Philippines, designed to improve the quality of education outcomes and provide more equitable access for learners at all levels of education. (JNPD/RSV/PIA-8, Biliran)