April 5, 1995 – DO 20, s. 1995 – Implementing Guidelines of DECS Participation in KABATAAN 2000


April 5, 1995
DO 20, s. 1995
Implementing Guidelines of DECS Participation in KABATAAN 2000

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. In compliance with Executive Order No. 139 dated November 28, 1993, the President’s Summer Youth Work Program (PSYWP) has been expanded to cover a year-round program known as KABATAAN 2000.
  2. The objectives of the program which are in support of the President’s vision of Philippines 2000, are as follows:
    1. Instill among the youth a sense of awareness of the vision, policies and programs set forth by the administration for the country and people;
    2. Provide the youth, especially the out-of-school with alternatives to instill the values of dis-cipline, hardwork, community services, teamwork, volunteerism and the bayanihan spirit through constructive and productive undertakings;
    3. Provide training and financial assistance to the youth to support their educational and career development needs; and
    4. Contribute to nation building.
  3. To effectively provide for the abovementioned objectives, the program has two major components namely:
    1. President’s Youth Work Program (PYWP) which has eight (8) specific program components by specific government agencies such as:
      • Government Internship Program (GIP)-PCYA
      • Work Appreciation Program (WAP)-DOLE
      • Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)-DECS, DOLE and DOF
      • Program on Literacy cum Livelihood, Culture and Arts (PLLCA)-DECS
      • Immersion and Outreach Program (IOP)-DSWD
      • Health Outreach Program (HOP)-DOH
      • Youth and Infrastructure Development (YID)-DPWH
      • Tourism Training and Appreciation Program (TTAP)-DOT
      • Adopt a Barangay for Community Development through Education (ABCDE) -DECS
    2. The Weekend Youth Brigades (WYB) – The WYB are the low cost but high-impact weekend youth programs of various government agencies and local government units. It alms to involve the youth in community building projects during the weekends.
  4. The Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), is mandated under Republic Act No. 7323 otherwise known as “An Act to Help Poor But Deserving Students Pursue their Education by Encouraging their Employment during Summer or Christmas Vacations”. The objective is to develop the intellectual capacities of children of poor families and harness their poten¬tials for the country’s development.
  5. This year’s President’s Summer Youth Work Program shall be from April 24 to June 2, 1995 and shall be opened nationwide to students and out-of-school youths (OSYs): (a) between the ages of 18-25; (b) enrolled during the school year; (c) obtained at least an average passing grade during the school year; (d) dropout who intends to continue his education; and (e) parents, combined net income after tax including his own, if any, does not exceed P36,000.00 per annum. (See attached requirements).
  6. The students will be paid according to existing minimum daily wage rate of which 60% will come from the employing insti¬tution/office, and 40% from DOLE in the form of Education Vouchers that may be used for defraying tuition and other school fees of the participating students. The regional directors and other DECS field officials are requested to coordinate with their counterpart, COCOPEA and DOLE officials, for the effective implementation of this program.
  7. The SPES program is exempted from COMELEC ban relative to the May 8, 1995 elections (excerpts from the minutes of the regular meeting with Comelec held February 9, 1995). The DECS KABATAAN 2000 Program of Activities is inclosed for the guidance of all concerned. At the end of summer, each institution/office is requested to submit a report on the number of poor students and OSYs assisted.
  8. As provided for in Executive Order No. 139, s. 1994, the funding requirements for the hiring of SPES participants in the DECS Central and regional offices shall be chargeable against the savings of the DECS Central Office or from local funds subject to usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
  9. For particulars and communications on the program, please contact Dr. Ma. Lourdes V. Macatangay, DECS KABATAAN 2000 Action Officer, Mrs. Norma L. Salcedo, BNFE and Mr. Fedelito dela Cruz, Technical Service as Assistant Action Officers.
  10. Dissemination of the contents of this Order to all concerned is enjoined.

As stated
DECS Order: No. 19, s. 1993
Allotment: 1-2-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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