DO 17, s. 2014 – Guidelines on the Abot-Alam Program

March 27, 2014
DO 17, s. 2014
Guidelines on the Abot-Alam Program

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. In line with the objective of achieving the Education for All (EFA) targets and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Department of Education (DepEd) announces the implementation of the Abot-Alam Program. Abot-Alam is a convergence program that is being undertaken by a consortium of various national government agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) and institutions under the leadership of DepEd and the National Youth Commission (NYC). It is a national strategy to locate the out-of-school youth (OSY) nationwide who are 15 to 30 years old and who have not completed basic/higher education or who are unemployed, and to mobilize and harmonize programs which will address the OSYs’ needs and aspirations.
  2. Abot-Alam Program aims to reach one million OSYs in 2014 and to provide them with appropriate interventions on education, entrepreneurship, or employment.
  3. In support to this commitment, the Implementing Guidelines on the Abot-Alam Program is hereby issued as enclosure to this DepEd Order. An annual budget shall be provided to all regions and schools divisions for effective program implementation, subject to the guidelines on the availment, release, utilization and liquidation thereof.
  4. For more information, all concerned may contact the Office of the Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages, 2nd Floor, Rizal Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no.: (02) 633-7207.
  5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

Encl.: As stated
Reference: None

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