City committed to help educ’l needs of IDPs — Iturralde PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 June 2016 11:34

City caretaker and OIC Mayor Cesar Iturralde Friday reiterated the city’s commitment to the Department of Education to help provide the educational needs of school-aged children displaced by the 2013 siege.

This, as personnel from the City Engineer’s Office (CEO), General Services Office (GSO), City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) are expediting efforts to complete the chairs and tables and other needs of the children who will enrol at the composite school of the Masepla Annex Elementary School in Mampang.

In a meeting with DEPED officials and other stakeholders last Tuesday, June 14, Iturralde said the city will provide a vehicle with one driver to ferry the teachers to and from their station as well as for monitoring purposes; provide water and light facilities including comfort rooms; facilitate the establishment of a 24/7 security detachment near the school for safety of teachers, pupils and properties; provision of school supplies for pupils through the CSWDO and classroom facilities such as tables, chalkboards and others.

Based on the data submitted by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO), there are 433 school-aged children residing in the 3 transitory sites in Masepla and are set to go to the Masepla Annex school.

The data is being evaluated and validated by the DEPED to determine the exact number of teachers and facilities to be deployed to the school.

Classes at the Masepla Annex Elementary school will formally start as soon as the list has been validated, the teachers and facilities deployed and the other needs provided by the City Government. — Sheila Covarrubias