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Thursday, January 20, 2021

DepEd-Siargao delivers UNICEF response items to HS, elementary school

DAPA, Surigao del Norte -- The Schools Division Office (SDO) of Siargao turned over the learning kits and the temporary learning spaces (TLSs) from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to the two identified badly-hit implementing schools for the limited face-to-face classes in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province, namely the Sapao National High School in Sta. Monica town and Mabuhay Elementary School in Pilar town on January 17-18, respectively.

Sapao National High School received two sets of 72m2 rectangular TLS, 109 sets of student kits, three sets of teacher’s kits, and two boxes of school-in-a-box, while Mabuhay Elementary School received one set of TLS, 47 sets of student kits, five sets of teacher’s kits, and one box of school-in-a-box.

SDO-Siargao tapped the assistance of the 30th Infantry Battalion (30IB) and PVT Jaireh L. Donio for the transportation of the said materials and for the installation of the PLSs.

During the on-site visit, Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Dr. Nelia S. Lomocso asked about the conditions of the teachers and the school facilities after the onslaught of the typhoon.

The school heads of the recipient schools both expressed their sentiments to SDS Lomocso because almost all of their school facilities, including their learning materials and ICT learning resources, were ruined by the perils of ST Odette. A group of 18 teachers in Sapao NHS, who were unable to transact using their new atm cash card, also lobbied their concern to SDS Lomocso.

Meanwhile, Dr. Lomocso called the attention of the finance department for the immediate resolution of the problem.

In a conversation with Dr. Lomocso, Sapao NHS School Principal-I Jonathan Gubantes said that their school is determined to buy a generator to run the necessary school operations since their school, including some schools in other municipalities, has no access to electricity as of the moment.

Mabuhay ES school head Arnel Rosende also said his teachers will do the printing of the modules in Dapa, especially that SDS Lomocso has announced already that all implementing pilot schools for the limited face-to-face classes and those in modular distance setup shall resume immediately on Monday, January 24.

Urgent consultative meetings will be organized for proper coordination with the concerned individuals both from public and private agencies.

Prior to the resumption of classes, Division Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Coordinator Catherine B. Landao informed the field that DepEd-Siargao will deploy its trained personnel for the conduct of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPS). (DepEd-Siargao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)