TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE, July 25 (PIA) – Education for all, giving equal right and opportunity for all school-aged children who are not inside the classrooms to acquire quality education – this is the recent program-initiative of the Department of Education, Regional Office 08 in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Come July 27, DepEd will launch the Inclusive Learning Intervention and Strategies for Out-of-School Children and Youth, as part of the efforts to advance inclusive education in the region.
It is also dubbed “Project IncluEd8” which will highlight a Regional Summit, expecting a gathering of government agencies and other stakeholders.
The summit is aimed to serve as an avenue for Inclusive Education advocates and stakeholders to converge about the status of OOSCY in Eastern Visayas. They are expected to share best practices and effective interventions and strategies, in order to find unified ways to respond to challenges in addressing issues relating to OOSCY.
Basic barriers to education include child labor, poverty, school distances, rural location, conflict, violence, early marriage, disasters, gender discrimination, early pregnancy and many more.
The program therefore, is designed further, to address the pressing concerns on OOSCY and eventually provide long term solutions to end exclusion of children through effective inclusive learning interventions and strategies that will provide the OOSC an equal opportunity for quality basic education.