On the occasion of International Literacy DaySave the Children Philippines is successfully organizing the “Learning for All, Anytime” Forum at Ascott Hotel, Makati City on 08 September 2022 with multilateral and bilateral partners, donors, corporates and potential partners joining at the event.
The forum provided a platform for partners to learn more about and invest in Save the Children’s education programs that demonstrate different approaches to addressing learners’ challenges in the Philippines.
These programs include, but are not limited to: early childhood care and development, adaptive learning, inclusive education, teacher training and professional development, education in emergencies and other initiatives that Save the Children has specifically designed to respond to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. , emergencies and other challenges affecting children’s learning.
“Education is a vital and fundamental right. Every child should receive an education, regardless of their circumstancessaid Atty, CEO of Save the Children Philippines. Alberto Muyot.
After two and a half years, the impact of the pandemic-induced school closures in the country has become more evident than ever. More … than 85% of Filipino children now struggle to read and understand simple texts at the age of 10. The Philippines was one of the last countries to return to face-to-face learning after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At Save the Children, we have made addressing this issue of educational inequality a key priority…We will continue to implement a wide range of programs to connect us and the children we we work, from our goal of learning for all, at all times.”, said Muyot.
Save the Children Philippines’ ARAL (Access to Resources for Alternative Learning) project has been integrated by the Ministry of Education and several local government units into their curriculum, enabling the project to achieve and support lifelong learning of 356,254 children, especially during confinement.
At the same time, its KASALI (Education for All) project has helped more than 78,000 children, including children with disabilities, to access inclusive education, enrollment support and protection services. The child rights organization has also advocated for the passage of RA 11650 or the “Institution of an Inclusion Policy and Services for Learners with Disabilities in Support of the Education Act”. inclusive education”.
“When we hear children talk about their hopes and dreams amid the realities they face every day, it reminds us that they deserve better.said Rowena Cordero, Head of Programs at Save the Children Philippines.
“We recognize that the environment in which children grow up today is complex and rapidly changing. Children’s learning goes beyond the classroom walls. Thus, our responses must also be integrated and adapted to the different challenges they face.“, added Cordero.
Save the Children Philippines actively works with government, the private sector, civil society organization partners and other stakeholders, including children, to ensure that children continue to learn, survive and thrive. be protected at all times.
Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. In the Philippines and around the world, we work every day to give children a good start in life, the opportunity to learn and to protect themselves from harm. When crisis strikes and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We make sure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard.
We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including the hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Lei Tapang | Campaigns and Media Coordinator | Save the Children Philippines
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