The “Nanay-Teacher Parenting Camp” of Congressman Win Gatchalian helped in improving the school-based management or SBM in 32 public elementary schools in Valenzuela City.
This is what the Department of Education or DepEd in Valenzuela City revealed after a total of 53,881 parents participated at “Nanay-Teacher Parenting Program’s” training-seminar to strengthen their partnership with teachers.
Dr. Wilfredo Cabral, the superintendent of DepEd’s Division of City School-Valenzuela or DCS-V, said the development parent-teacher partnership in the “Nanay-Teacher” program paved the way for a more active participation from parents in school matters and activities.
“Isa itong magandang senyales sapagka’t mas nauunawaan ng mga magulang ang pangangailangan ng kanilang mga anak, at nakatitiyak ako na makakatulong sila sa pagbibigay ng sapat na kaalaman sa mga estudyante,” Cabral added.
SBM is a strategy to decentralize learning management and decision-making in school activities with the intent of uniting school officials, students, and parents in promoting quality education.
It is currently a part of DepED’s approach to accomplish the “Education For All 2015” plan, a movement started by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization or UNESCO in 2000. It aims to meet the learning needs of all children, youth, and adults by 2015.
Apart from improving SBM, Cabral also pointed out that the sharing of tips at the program helped clear several misconceptions and prevented further lapses in the way parents raise their children.
“Nakatulong din ang programa sa pagbibigay ng abiso o pagtatama ng mga maling nakasanayan ng mga magulang sa pagpapalaki ng anak,” the veteran lawmaker added.
“Sa dami ng magulang na um-attend sa programa, sana’y mai-share din ‘yung mga tips sa mga parents through informal sharing and talks,” he hoped.
In the final tally of DepEd, 30 out of 32 public elementary schools in Valenzuela City got perfect attendance in the parenting seminar that ran from September 15 to December 15 last year.
Attendance of nine schools even exceeded 100 percent when some parents attended twice in the training seminar.
These schools were Rincon Elementary School, Malinta Elementary School, Canumay West Elementary School, Dalandanan Elementary School, Lingunan Elementary School, Gen T. De Leon Elementary School, Apolonia Rafael Elementary School, Bitik Elementary School and Doña Ata Elementary School.
Doña Ata Elementary School got the highest attendance of 167 percent after school officials advised their students to encourage both of their parents to attend the seminar.
Cabral assured these schools with perfect attendance will receive air-conditioning units, LED projectors, LCD monitors, and laptops as previously promised by the city government of Valenzuela as part of its learning modernization campaign. (Tim Alcantara)