February 4, 2014

Call for Volunteers: Department of Education's Adopt-a-School Program

After all the goods and relief items have been sent to the victims of the Yolanda typhoon, it is time to think of long-term plans to aid and help the affected cities.

The Department of Education has called on the businesses to adopt entire schools and help rehabilitate and rebuild classrooms. This has been made possible through the Adopt-a-School Program, which provides a venue for private sectors to participate in nation-building through public education of Filipino children. 

I am pleasantly surprised to witness how many private sectors expressed interest in joining this advocacy. I was there during the contract signing. 

I hope that the new school and classrooms will also provide water and sanitation facilities, furniture and educational equipment. 

If you want to take part in this Adopt-a-School Program, you can donate tents, food, school supplies, and medicines. The DepEd also welcomes volunteer, storytellers and builders and those who can conduct psycho-social debriefing. 

You may visit to get in touch with DepEd's ASP Team or Office of the Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages.

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