Beng initiates teachers’ enhancement program PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 April 2011 09:37

House Deputy Speaker and District I Rep. Beng Climaco is setting the stage for the conduct of a comprehensive enhancement program for the city’s over 5,000 public school teachers dubbed “Professional Enhancement Training” or PET project.

Primarily aimed to improve and enrich teachers’ skills as well as help update teachers’ techniques, the PET project will be a collaborative effort of Climaco’s congressional office and the Department of Education (DepEd) and Civil Service Commission (CSC).

The project will commence early part of May and will be a 6-day training, free of charge, that will cater to the more than 5,000 teachers of elementary, high school, special education and adult learning systems.

Climaco said the teachers’ enhancement program forms part of her SHE (Security, Health and Education) advocacy project.

The participants will be clustered into 3 groups and each group will undergo a 2-day seminar and workshop.

A teacher herself, Climaco sees it fit for all teachers to be flexible and dynamic in their teaching ways to make learning fun and enriching.

The ultimate beneficiaries of the program, she stressed are the youth or young children who deserve quality education to adequately prepare them for the future.

In line with her SHE advocacy project, the lady solon has initiated the conduct of a caravan, a comprehensive outreach program in all the 37 barangays in the west coast from January to March. Aside from the grant of free medical and dental services, the caravan also included training of barangay officials and tanods on security and disaster risk reduction and consultation with barangay officials and folks concerning projects and programs to be implemented in a specific barangay.

Climaco has vowed to intensify further the implementation of programs on security, health and education during her second term stressing that this is intended to empower people in the barangays.

These programs, she added, are to complement the initiatives of the local government under Mayor Celso Lobregat. — Rham Joseph Cabasag