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Calabarzon search is on for outstanding literacy program, LGU with literacy program

by Carlo P. Gonzaga

Calamba City (Mar. 23) --- The regional search for Outstanding Literacy Program and Local Government Unit with Literacy Program spearhead by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) is now going on.

According to LCC, the search aims to contribute to the realization of the goal of universalizing literacy in the Philippines by creating public awareness of and interest in the programs and projects addressing this concern.

It also aims to sustain, expand and institutionalize literacy efforts by motivating and recognizing LGUs through awards and appropriate recognition to encourage the development and replication of innovative, creative and indigenous literacy programs.

In addition, it aspires to bestow honor and recognition to outstanding individuals, government and non-government organizations (NGOs) for their dedication, commitment and contribution to the universalization of literacy in their respective communities.

There are two awards categories: the Outstanding Literacy Program Award is bestowed to a literacy program being implemented by a non-government or civic organization, academic institution, which has evident positive impact on the learners and the community. The program should have contributed to the transformation of learners into productive and more responsible community members.

The Outstanding Local Government Unit Award is presented to a local government unit, a city or municipal government, which has developed policies, programs and projects conducive to literacy development and which have efficaciously made a positive made a positive impact on the barangays and the quality of life of people.

The Regional Selection Committee (RSC) is composed of the following: DepEd regional director, chairperson; DILG regional director, co-chairperson; members are the regional directors of the Philipine Information Agency (PIA), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), and a president from the academe while the coordinator is the DepEd regional chief of the Adult Learning System (ALS).

Regional winners will represent CALABARZON in the 2010 National Literacy Awards scheduled in September.

The LCC, launched the National Literacy Awards in 1994 to recognize and bestow honor to the significant contribution of literacy workers and organizations/institutions that truly deserve special recognition for their devotion and dedication towards the campaign against illiteracy.

Antipolo City is past perennial winner in the Outstanding Local Government Unit category in the national level that was elevated to the Hall of Fame (HOF) already. (PIA Calabarzon) [top]

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