Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 22 May 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << May 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2008/02/21

Adopt-a-School program achieves great private support

by T. Villavert

Iloilo City (21 February) -- The private sector has contributed some P4.05 billion to the Department of Education's (DepEd) Adopt-A-School Program.

According to the press report of the DepEd, of the total contribution of P4.05 billion, the biggest share went to health and nutrition with P2.3 billion allotment which benefited students in 42,000 public schools nationwide. Technology support to education got P1.3 billion with 6,849 school recipients. Training and professional development was allotted P15.3 million with 614 school recipients. P24.6 million was allotted to infrastructure and physical facilities of 56 schools.

DepEd's reading program was allotted P39.6 million with 349 recipient schools. Leraning support had P58.9 million with 72 recipient schools. Direct assistance to pupils in public schools got P8 million while a combination of donor-driven packages was allotted P10 million.

Secretary Jesli Lapus said that "the private sector has been responding well to our call for greater involvement in improving basic education. We thank our Adopt-A-School program benefactors even as we appeal for more partners".

Private sector support in 2007 showed that completed projects amounted to P15.7 million and ongoing projects-P3.8 billion.

Adopt-A-School is a special thrust of the DepEd to facilitate greater private sector support for education.

The expansion of the Adopt-A-School program in 2007 opened more private sector involvement in improving the public basic education program. It emphasizes the need for stakeholders, especially at the community level, to be involved in improving public basic education in their localities, the DepEd press report disclosed. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»All set for Iloilo February 21 launching of "ToDOH Laban Sa Dengue"
»Housing, social services still top priority
»Tax abatement deadline set February 29
»Population survey results out by March
»Novel transient home hopes to share experiences
»Limited efforts in pushing for open skies noted
»Nightlife, shopping pushed as Davao City come-on
»House of Hope shelters cancer patients
»4th Mindanao Cooperative Summit shines in "City of Golden Frisndship"
»DOLE urges youth to be agents of change
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines