/ 30 January 2022

THE DEPARTMENG of Education office in Region II thanked its partners, including local government officials and parents, for the success of the pilot implementation of limited face-to-face classes.

“We wish to express our gratitude to our Local Government Units, the various sectors, the community, and every single individual and organization who put their best foot forward in the name of every Filipino learner in the region,” Regional Director Benjamin Paragas said during the EduAksyon Aksyon Solusyon press conference hosted by DepEd Region II.

To implement limited face-to-face classes, Paragas shared that DepEd Region II introduced Project NEB or eNriching Education through #BayanihanHealAsOn to strengthen linkages between school heads, LGUs, villages, PTAs, government organizations, and non-government organizations.

Before the start of physical classes, the regional office established partnerships with barangay officials and other stakeholders to ensure the safety of learners and teachers.

Ten public schools participated in the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes in the region.

Barangay health workers helped monitor the proper execution of health protocols in schools. Barangay officials and volunteer parents conducted disinfection and sanitation activities in classrooms.

Some participating schools gave rewards such as school supplies, snacks, and simple tokens to motivate learners.

In addition, parents volunteered to cook, prepare snacks for teachers, parents, and barangay officials on duty.

“As we continue education during these challenging times, we re-affirm our commitment in pushing forward the agenda of an accessible, quality and relevant, and truly liberating basic education for all,” Paragas said.