Oct 02 2012

The Department of Education has thrown its full support to the Resources for the Blind, Inc, a non-government organization which will be holding a congress on teaching strategies for students with visual impairment.

Slated in Cebu this October, the congress will solidify initiatives on collaborative and inclusive strategies of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to students with visual impairment.

Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said the department welcomes such a move by non-government organizations in partnering with the government to bring critical educational assistance to the underserved sector.

“We thank the Resources for the Blind, Inc for this very timely initiative which will surely have a positive impact on learners who have special learning needs,” added Luistro.

The education chief explained that such event will lead to the empowerment of students with visual impairment because of the benefit they can derive from learning highly technical subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

These initiatives run parallel with the goals of the DepEd to make basic education truly responsive to and inclusive of all learners. The congress also aims to inspire teachers and instill a sense of pride in their work for ministering to the educational needs of students who are differently-abled. 

The event is slated on October 26 to 28 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City. The congress was put together with help from the Special Education Division and the Bureau of Elementary Education of the DepEd, the Christian Blind Mission, the Perkins International Program and the Lions Club international Fund.

 

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