/ 19 October 2021

EDUCATION Secretary Leonor Briones thanked and lauded organizations and groups that helped address learning gaps through the implementation of Brigada Pagbasa.

“Thank you for your initiatives. This event aims to provide a platform for the sharing of good practices. We need good news, we need success, we need hope, and we need to bolster our beliefs that there is something good in continuing education despite difficulties,” Briones said during Brigada Pagbasa Partner’s Convergence on Wednesday.

Brigada Pagbasa is an offshoot of the Brigada Eskwela that focuses on promoting literacy and numeracy.

It aims to cultivate a culture of reading among learners, develop their writing and reading skills, and build skills for expression.

The program gives priority to learners who need further assistance in developing their literacy and numeracy skills.

It is implemented in collaboration with World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. and various partners like E-net Philippines, which is comprised of 100 organizations, EDUCO, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc., and Save the Children.

“IHopefully, this movement will help synergize efforts and resources to address education-related challenges and also create opportunities for us to work together,” Briones added.

“Through our partnership, with the guidance of the Department of Education, we are confident that our learners across the country will be able to learn better and grow up to become productive and responsible Filipinos,” Executive Director of World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. Rommel Fuerte said.

With over 17 partner organizations, the Brigada Pagbasa movement created numerous literacy programs like Go Bike, A-Z Food Literacy, and Hugpong sa Pagtuon taga Magallon that displayed the partners’ collective advocacy to teach literacy to Filipino learners. The partners also took part in mobilization, teacher training, and event sponsorship of activities.