NEGROS OCCIDENTAL HIRES 90 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS TUTORS
TO ASSIST learners amid the implementation of blended learning, the town of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental has tapped 90 volunteers to serve as tutors for elementary and high school students.
The initiative dubbed as “Hugpong sa Pagtuon Magallon” aims to address literacy problems of those living in remote areas.
“These students are those who have no internet access and some whose parents are unable to read and write. But adults who want to learn how to read and write may also join the program,” Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo said.
The municipal government said that the town has 10,653 students for School Year 2020-2021. These include 7,159 in elementary and 3,494 in high school.
“Some 807 have been identified as non-readers, of which 161 are from Guinpana-an Elementary School. Non-readers are those who read below grade level and struggles with comprehension, phonics, and vocabulary,” it said.
Garcia-Yulo said that volunteers and teachers attended an orientation seminar conducted by the Department of Education.
They have been deployed to start tutoring the identified students, the mayor said.