US To Donate US$86 Million for Education in Mindanao

An affirmation of commitment amounting to US$86 million in assistance to the Philippine education sector was signed by Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli Lapus and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney.

The agreement provides funding to the United States Peace Corps' Tudlo Mindanao Program in which US volunteers train Mindanao teachers and civic leaders. It will also recognize the significant contributions of the US Peace Corps in promoting education and mutual understanding between the two governments.

In the agreement, US Agency for International Development (USAID) will support DepEd to implement education programs that will improve access to education and improve the quality of teaching. The programs will also provide learning opportunities and livelihood skills training for out-of-school children and youth, especially in communities most affected by conflict.

These projects provide improvements in education quality and access by strengthening teachers' capacity in teaching English, math, and science at the elementary level.

They also train and prepare out-of-school children and youth for livelihood skills opportunity as well as strengthen local government's and parent-teacher and community associations' capacity in education governance.



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3 Komento ng Ulirang Guro:

Sana Naman kami din dito sa SAn Pedro LAguna 6 hours teaching na rin.

Sana po matuloy ang increase ng SAlary for Teacher dahil kami ang tinuturing na bayani at nagtuturo ng mahusay pero mas malaki pa ang kinikita ng mga nangungurakot na gobyerno.

hopefully, the teachers shall enjoy the tax exemption 100 percent forever. There is a must for the salary to increase up to the maximum of 20,000 in the first grade and an interval of 2000 for the next grade and so the third until grade ten.Deped officials must act on it within this year...it will be a great help for the poor teachers to enjoy the said increase...if this would be so, quality education will surely be concretized.