|Mobile teacher Aloro|
Other Basic Education
A simple ceremony dubbed as "Alternative Learning System, the Other Side of Basic Education" formally opened up this opportunity for the said learners.
|Ribbon cutting ceremony|
The owner of the land, Ireneo Cahilig, an elderly and his wife, Mamang Morit graced the program. Sensitive to the needs of the 54 ALs learners of which 21 elementary, 30 secondary and 3 BLP (basic literacy program) recipient, Ireneo donated a portion of his agricultural land for the classroom.
And through the resourcefulness of the ALS mobile teacher, Corazon Aloro, the makeshift classroom was realized through a donation of nipa, bamboo materials of the residents in the said area as solicited by Aloro. She devotes her time in teaching the learner every Monday and Tuesday. She has a mother's class at 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, adult's class at 2:00 pm - 4 pm, and class for elementary and secondary, 6 pm - 9 pm. She bears teaching at night time under the aid of mitsa (improvised lamp).
|ASDS Mallorca giving a message|
Alternative Learning System (ALS) could be availed by those who discontinued a regular schooling because of poverty, by those who already worked but stopped the regular education, by those who are old or aged but would like to complete a basic education. This system is free and it implemented by the Department of Education DepEd). It is, therefore, an alternative to the existing formal education instruction, both in the non-formal and informal avenues of knowledge and skills.
ALS in the division of La Carlota City as supervised by Education Program Supervisor (EPS) Avelino N. Santillan recently got a high passing learners in the recent Accreditation and Equivalency Test (A&E) given by the DepEd. Those passers attended their graduation recently.