THE Division of Schooling-Worldwide Cooperation Workplace (DepEd-ICO) acquired 10 containers of kids’s books from the Korean Worldwide Coordinating Company (KOICA) on Might 4.
The KOICA crew accomplished the donation of 1,000 items of books for recognized “last-mile” colleges in Calabarzon area. DepEd-ICO Director Margarita Consolacion C. Ballesteros formally acquired the objects in a ceremonial turnover.
Final-mile colleges, below DepEd Memo No. 059, S. 2019, are these positioned in geographically remoted and deprived areas, or GIDA. They’ve lower than 4 school rooms thought-about as non-standard, no electrical energy and funds for repairs inside the final 4 years, journey distance of greater than an hour from the city heart, maintain multigrade lessons with lower than 5 lecturers, and fewer than 100 learners, with greater than 75 p.c of them from indigenous peoples.
Earlier than their supply, samples of the books shall be reviewed by the Bureau of Curriculum Growth and Bureau of Studying Sources of the Workplace of the Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction to make sure the books are according to DepEd-issued studying supplies.
DepEd, by way of ICO, is at the moment exploring areas of attainable collaboration with KOICA, which can ultimately result in the drafting of a memorandum of understanding to maximise the advantages of the partnership for primary schooling stakeholders.
By its creation below DepEd Order No. 19, S. 2010, ICO was mandated as the precise workplace inside the division to supervise its worldwide considerations, and serves as a clearinghouse for all its worldwide transactions.