DepEd calls on IDPs to support Masepla school PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 July 2016 12:01

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

Education officials on Thursday urged the community of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Masepla to fully commit and support the opening of classes at the composite school at the Masepla Annex, a school set within the premises of the transitory site.

Speaking to camp leaders during the monthly community consultation spearheaded by jointly by the Communications Working Group (CWG)/Public Information Office, the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster and the International Organization for Migration, Basilio Uy of DepEd’s Division of City School urged parents to encourage their children to attend their classes upon the school’s opening next week.

Accompanying Uy were the teachers who will be manning the Masepla Annex.

Uy told parents that the DepEd needed their help to ensure and encourage “100% attendance for Masepla Annex”.

The community consultation is an initiative of the CWG to ensure continuous dialogue between IDPs and the local government. To date, two consultations have been held in Masepla involving camp leaders from the three transitory areas. Plans to hold the same monthly consultations in other transitory sites are also underway.

This month’s consultation was participated in by representatives from the Department of Education, the local barangay, the Housing and Land Management Division of the City Government, the security forces, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). — Jasmine Mohammadsali