DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, May 24 (PIA) - - - More than a hundred Alternative Learning System (ALS) implementers underwent a six days training dubbed "Power for Youth: A Training of ALS Implementers on the Delivery of Life Skills Modules" at a local hotel here.
The training, held from May 19-24, was organized by the SUGPAT Program of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University's Center for Culture and the Arts (ACCA), in partnership with UNICEF Philippines, ING, and Department of Education (DepEd).
"This has been my long dream that there will really be a good transition from the school to the workplace and I'm happy that Ateneo de Zamboanga, through SUGPAT, including UNICEF and ING, were able to get the idea of what DepEd wants because DepEd cannot do it alone," DepEd-9 Regional Director Isabelita Borres said
According to the data gathered by DepEd Central Office, Zamboanga del Norte has the highest number of ALS learners in Zamboanga Peninsula.
The main objective of SUGPAT is to enhance the delivery of ALS in the region.
Leynie Boy G. Bellino, ALS Focal Person of Zamboanga del Norte and Education Program Specialist said, "through this program of SUGPAT, with the help of ING and UNICEF, we could make a better place for all the people of Zamboanga del Norte, especially the out-of-school youth."
The training hopes to enable the ALS implementers on the articulation of competencies into success indicators, science and art of questioning, and cooperative learning and assessment strategies.
Moreover, it also aims to cocreate the contextualized activity-based worksheets based on Muslim Education Program, Indigenous Peoples Education Program, and General Education Program, using the alignment of competencies and learning intents from Life Skills Modules and ALS Curriculum.
The SUGPAT Program is a social innovation and flagship program of ACCA. From an arts for development project in 2015, it has transformed into a social innovation program addressing adolescent programming through innovative strategies covering areas on policy, research, and barangay and youth leadership. (ALT/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte with reports from Shekinah Benitez, ACCA)