/ 8 October 2020

THE XAVIER University-Ateneo de Cagayan School of Education’s Arrupe Educational Center continues to promote non-formal education to out-of-school youth through its Alternative Learning System Night School Program.

The program focuses on individual academic performance, formation and leadership development, and culture and the arts.

“Through these remote learning activities, it will provide an inclusive and equitable quality education that will develop a promising future for the young generation,” the school said.

The Department of Education and the city’s Social Welfare Department provided assistance to the program as well as some local government agencies. Some private companies also pledged their support through partnerships.

Forty-five students enrolled in the ALS program. Twenty-three student volunteers and professionals assist in the development of modules and handling classes.

The university said it is committed to further expand its resources for a non-formal education program for the youth.

“As a Jesuit institution, it is a selfless concern for the well-being of others and a revelation of the Universal Apostolic Preferences—journeying with the young people in the creation of a hope-filled future amid the new normal,” it said.