DepEd to receive assistance from UNICEF for TY Nina-affected schools

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Legazpi City— Reinforcement for the ongoing relief and rehabilitation efforts of the DepED to the affected schools in the Bicol Region is expected to arrive in the third week of January this year from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF.)

In a wired communication to DepED RO V Regional Director Ramon Fiel G. Abcede, UNICEF expressed its intent to provide tents and kits for identified schools in the Region that are still needing assistance to recover from the effects of Typhoon Nina. UNICEF is one of the active members of the Disaster Risk reduction and Management Committee- Education Cluster

By the third week of this month, DepED will be receiving 86 tents, 23 recreation kits, 19 school-in-a box kits, 118 library kits and 1,859 student kits.

Each tent that will be given is equivalent to two classrooms and can augment for the need for more temporary learning spaces or TLS.  The kits which will come in sets can benefit large group of learners and can supplement for the needed learning materials and tools for coping up activities of the affected learners.

UNICEF’s assistance is an addition to the Clean-up funds, TLS and learning resources provided by the DepED Central Office.

Logistical preparations are now being undertaken by the Education Support and Service Division (ESSD) and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) of the DepEd Regional Office V. (MMLJ)