Elementary and high school students in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, will be getting help in learning their modules as the local government unit will provide them tutors.
The municipal government recently launched “Hugpong sa Pagtuon Magallon,” with an orientation seminar conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) for the 90 volunteer tutors comprised of daycare workers and licensed teachers.
The program, which is the brainchild of Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo, hopes to address the literacy problems of the town as well as help in the learning of students, especially those in hinterland barangays who have no internet access and whose parents do not know how to read and write.
This is also to address the challenges brought by the distance learning program.
Adults who do not know how to read and write may also take part in the program.
Based on DepEd records, Moises Padilla has a total of 10,653 students for 2021 with 7,159 in elementary and 3,494 in high school at the 27 public schools in the town.
Among the total enrollees, 807 are considered as non-readers, who read below grade level and struggle with comprehension, phonics, and vocabulary.
The initiative was supposed to be implemented last year but due to the pandemic, it was placed on hold.*