DO 19, s. 2018 - Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional Offices

April 18, 2018
DO 19, s. 2018
Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional Offices
To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Bureau and Service Directors
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
          All Others Concerned
 
  1. The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), will conduct the National Literacy Awards (NLA) pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 329 entitled Declaring the Period of  September 2 to 8 every year as Literacy Week. 
  1. The Awards is a biennial activity of LCC, which aims to: 
  1. contribute to the realization of the goal of universalizing literacy in the Philippines by creating public awareness of and interest in programs, projects, and activities addressing this concern;
  2. sustain, expand, and institutionalize literacy efforts by motivating and recognizing individuals, institutions, and local government units through the granting of awards and appropriate recognitions;
  3. encourage the development and replication of innovative, creative and indigenous literacy programs; and
  4. bestow honor or recognition to outstanding government and nongovernment organizations for their dedication, commitment, and contribution to the universalization of literacy in their respective communities.
  1. The NLA was launched in 1994.  Since then, it has become the highlight of every Literacy Week Conference. Since the NLA launch, many individuals, institutions, and local government units have been involved in literacy development and have been accorded awards for their outstanding achievements.
  1. In support to LCC’s advocacy to effectively implement the aforementioned search for Outstanding Implementers for Literacy Programs/Projects, fund support shall be downloaded to all DepEd regional offices.  The enclosed Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional Offices stipulates the procedures on funds release, utilization, reporting, and liquidation.
  1. For more information, contact the LCC Secretariat, 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos.  (02) 631-0590, (02) 631-0567, (02) 631-0579 or email at cc@deped.gov.ph.
  1. Immediate dissemination of and with compliance with this Order is directed.
 
 
(Sgd)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
                   Secretary
 
 
Encls.:  As stated
Reference: DepEd Memorandum No. 81, s. 2016
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
 
ALLOCATION
AWARDS
EXPENSES                                                 
FUNDS                                    
LITERACY
ORGANIZATIONS                                                   
POLICY
RULES AND REGULATIONS