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Monday, September 28, 2015

DepEd lines up activities for the IPs Education Month Celebration

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

NAGA CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) ---  The Department of Education (DepEd) has prepared a month-long advocacy campaign including series of activities in time for the Regional Indigenous People’s Education Month celebration comes October.

In a regional memorandum issued by DepEd Region V, all Schools Division Superintendents, Chiefs, Section heads and DepEd ROV teaching and non-teaching personnel are enjoined to promote awareness among the school children regarding the IPs. It is through their participation in various activities or other events that recognizes the IPs defining features.

Before the actual roll-off of these lined-up events, a three-day division training of teachers and school heads serving the IPs education was conducted at Eurotel Naga, here over the weekend.

These education personnel are expected to spearhead the realization of these activities specifically in their respective areas of assignment.  The Regional and Division IPED coordinator and the alternate focal person are given the task to monitor the activities.

This include hanging of streamers highlighting the IP celebration and conduct of convocation program on October 5 by all DedEd ROV employees introducing the IP month celebration after the flag ceremony. The 2nd Regional Indigenous Peoples Education Summit in line with the National Celebration on IPs shall also be conducted from October 21 to 22.

A mini exhibit featuring indigenous artworks and crafts at the Regional and Division office, including the publication of readings and articles on IPs are also part of the activities. This intends to identify, familiarize and respect indigenous equipment, facilities and supplies of the IPs.  

All throughout the month-long celebration, partakers are also encouraged to wear ethnic accessories like earring, bangles, wristbands, scarf, muffler and pins as part of their daily uniform.  Teachers are likewise enjoined to also put up a mini museum or bulletin boards inside the classroom showing IPs equipment and supplies.

As part of the classroom activity, the educators are also directed to include Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP) across the discipline reflected in the lesson plans to develop the IPs sense of pride for their indigenous culture and ancestral domain.

Serving as Honorary Chairman of the Executive Committee who shall oversee the activities is DepEd Bicol Regional Director Ramon Fiel G. Abcede.  Dr. Jerome Baldemoro shall also serve as the alternate focal person for DepEd Camarines Sur.

The activity is also pursuant to DepEd Order No. 32 series of 2015 which endeavors to “provide guidance to schools and other education programs as they engage with indigenous communities in contextualizing the K to 12 Curriculum based on their respective educational and social contexts” or the adoption of the IPs Education Curriculum Framework.  (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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