March 19, 2021 – In support of the implementation of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP), officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) will visit qualified schools in Negros Oriental this week to deliver donated distance learning gadgets.

The DepEd Central Office team will visit some Last Mile Schools, Nasuji Elementary School in Valencia and Guihob Elementary School in La Libertad, to formally turn over donated gadgets and check their facilities.

“With support from our partners, we have sustained our efforts to provide assistance to our Last Mile Schools. Even in these difficult times, our Bayanihan spirit for our learners truly lives on,” Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.

Secretary Briones also noted that the delivery of donated laptops and other learning gadgets will also be conducted in other provinces, with priority to Last Mile Schools.

Undersecretary for Administration Alain Pascua and Undersecretary for Field Operations Atty. Revsee Escobedo will spearhead the week-long visit to Negros Oriental as part of the EduAKSYON campaign.

The two Undersecretaries will also preside over the inauguration of West City Elementary School on March 19.

Meanwhile, schools in Sta. Catalina, Siaton, Amlan, San Jose, and Valencia already received the e-learning gadgets earlier today from the DepEd CO team. Schools in La Libertad, Vallehermoso, and Guihulngan City will accept the gadgets tomorrow to augment learning continuity and help students adjust to blended learning.

Three clusters of teachers from the recipient schools will also engage in the EdukAksyon Tayo Training on Information technology on March 18 to March 21 that will conduct by the EdTech team from the Central Office.

School visits to the new Technical-Vocational High School and Division Office, Dumaguete City High School, and several schools in Valencia, Canlaon City, Bayawan City, Bais City, and Tanjay City are also scheduled to oversee the implementation of the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP).

In addition, the DepEd Executive Committee members will also hold a meeting with their field counterparts to check on the status of the schools and get their feedback on the department’s activities and projects.