DepEd recognizes 173 partner groups supporting learners, teachers

By Stephanie Sevillano

February 20, 2024, 7:55 pm

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MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday recognized around 173 partner organizations for their support and intervention in the country’s basic education.

In a speech during the Partners' Appreciation and Recognition ceremony at the GSIS Theater in Pasay City, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte lauded the crucial role of their partners in meeting education targets for learners and teachers.

“I am glad that as we journey towards achieving the MATATAG agenda, the numbers of our partners are increasing significantly… Even after the pandemic, you stand by our side to prioritize learning recovery,” she said.

In particular, Duterte recognized partners' efforts during the Brigada Eskwela and National Teachers’ Month Celebration.

“Thank you for allowing our teachers to enjoy the perks that will give them time to relax and enjoy their day outside their school responsibilities,” she said.

Besides free perks, discounts on select services, and the provision of flexible financial support, Duterte also mentioned avenues helpful for elevating teachers’ competence.

“I also extend my appreciation to you as our partner in equipping our teachers with various skills that they need to deliver appropriate and effective teaching strategies through training, webinars, and scholarships,” she said.

In terms of research, Duterte vowed to continue collaboration with partnering bodies offering their resources and expertise.

“We in the department are always committed to integrating the results of your studies along with the concerns of our stakeholders,” she added.

In the end, the education chief stressed the significance of their contribution to helping DepEd realize its priority programs.

“Together, these significant milestones boost our continuing drive to make the curriculum relevant, accelerate the delivery of education facilities and services, and take good care of our learners while giving support to our teachers,” Duterte added.

To date, the DepEd is rolling out its major targets including the pilot implementation of MATATAG curriculum in 35 schools nationwide, national rollout of learning camp, catch-up Fridays, classroom repairs and constructions, enhancement of work immersions, and provision of internet connectivity, among others. (PNA)