February 8, 2013 DO 6, s. 2013 – Extension of Financial Assistance to Private Madaris as a Component of Sajahatra Program for the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro
School Division/City Superintendents
All Others Concerned
- The Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro on October 15, 2012. To support the peace agreement, both parties have launched the Sajahatra Program which seeks to deliver enhanced public services to the communities in the Bangsamoro that will contribute to the realization of the vision to bring socio-economic progress and genuine human development to the Bangsamoro people.
- The Department of Education (DepEd), together with its various partners, is currently implementing a range of educational enhancement and improvement programs in the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao. To further supplement these programs, this Department will extend additional support to private madaris in this area in coordination with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
- Currently, the DepEd has a program for financial assistance to private madaris, as contained in DepEd Order Nos.: 81, s. 2007; 51, s. 2004; 46, s. 2005; 18, s. 2008; 56, s. 2010 and 40, s. 2011. The objective of the program is to grant financial assistance to selected private madaris to improve their operational capabilities and allow them to undertake necessary curriculum adjustments in order to deliver quality education to their pupils/students that would help them acquire the necessary knowledge and skills while developing themselves as good Muslim Filipinos.
- To supplement the private madaris program in the context of the Sajahatra initiative, this Department hereby provides an additional one-time mobilization and capacity building grant of P 250,000.00 to the private madaris willing to apply and to comply with the requirements of the private madaris program. This grant shall be used by the private madaris to upgrade their physical facilities and/or improve their operational capabilities, and prepare for the implementation of the refined curriculum.
- To be eligible to receive the mobilization grant, the private madaris must comply with the following requirements:
- Submission of a formal letter of application for the mobilization fund, complete with the name, address, contact details, head/principal of the school duly endorsed by the OPAPP;
- Endorsement from the OPAPP, which would be prepared in coordination with OPAPP’s counterparts in the peace negotiations and discussions; and
- Have a minimum enrollment of 50 students in their private madaris.
- Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
DepEd Order: Nos. (51, s. 2004; 46, s. 2005; 81, s. 2007) (18, s. 2008; 56, s. 2010; 40, s. 2011)
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