With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to COVID-19, the need for more online learning opportunities is more apparent. In response to this, UNICEF Philippines created the ICT4ALS website to provide online resources and apps that ALS learners, teachers, and implementers can explore and use.

The ICT4ALS complements the DepEd Commons' pool of learning resources. It also includes links to online webinars, courses, and tutorials that ALS teachers can partake to learn more about ICT-based distance teaching and learning.

The ICT4ALS is co-developed and regularly updated by the UNICEF Philippines Education team, the ALS Task Force, and various partners and volunteers.

Access ICT4ALS here:

In many countries, a mismatch between skills taught in school and skills demanded in the workplace have left young people unable to find jobs, start their own businesses, or otherwise contribute to their communities.

The Mindanao Youth Development (MyDev) project adopted Education Development Center’s Work Ready Now! (WRN!) curriculum which delivers relevant and effective work readiness and civic engagement training to youth, giving them a second chance at economic success and better participation in their communities.

Building up on its partnership with MyDev and USAID, the Department of Education is mainstreaming the use of Life Skills for Work Readiness and Civic Engagement in the Alternative Learning System to develop skills and competencies needed for economic success, such as communications, leadership, workplace safety, and financial literacy skills among its ALS learners.

FM-Opening Activity
FM_Module-1-Personal Development
FM_Module-2-Interpersonal Communication
FM_Module-3-Leadership & Teamwork
FM_Module-4-Work Habits and Conduct
FM_Module-5-Safety & Health at Work
FM_Module-6-Rights & Responsibilities of Workers and Employers
FM_Module-7-Financial Fitness
FM_Module-8-Exploring Entrepreneurship
FM_Module-9-Civic Engagement
FM-Closing Activity