/ 23 August 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education has adopted the initiative of the Schools Division of Capiz that established “safe home learning spaces.”

The scheme will now be implemented nationwide.

“We are inspired by that (safe home learning spaces). As you can see that is one of our focuses in the Brigada Eskwela, having that kind of learning space,” Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali Jr. said.

Under this initiative, a small space or corner in the house is converted into a “classroom” with parents, siblings of learners, and other relatives acting as facilitators using various learning modalities.

Capiz Schools Division Superintendent Salvador O. Ochavo Jr. said that the safe home learning spaces concept calls for the focus of instruction to shift from classrooms to the learners’ homes.

Umali said that the department will use the program as a model to further develop the basic education learning continuity plan which aims to provide quality distance learning using self-learning modules in digital and printed form, radio, television, and the internet.