Parents and guardians are considered as learning facilitators at present because of the home-based learning and these are among the webinars initiated by DepEd to help capacitate and support them.
In 2015, three in every five children experienced abuse or violence.
Most of which happens at home and in some instance, inside the schools and communities.
Thus, child rights and child’s protection are essential learning for both students, and the parents and guardians.
Among the challenges of parents are those with fulltime job who might have difficulty assisting their children with their study.
But for Cristy Hipona, mother of three and two of which are in grade school, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges that it brought to every family, she believes that education for her children must continue.
She said, “Kailangan tulungan ang ating mga anak, tayo bilang mga magulang at kapamilya ay katuwang ng mga teacher para maghatid ng kaalaman (We must help our children learners, we as parents and family members must help our teachers continue educating our children)."
Meanwhile, the DepEd advised parents to encourage their children to: watch educational shows in the DepEd TV channel; access the DepEd Commons; watch educational videos; make it a habit to read in both English and Filipino; read books; practice and enhance writing skills; enhance arts skills and other interests or hobbies; and exercise.
The DepEd will implement modular distance learning, online distance learning, radio and television-based instruction, and blended learning as modalities.
This school year, a total of 1,230,542 learners from the public, private, state colleges and universities, and non-graded or special education have enrolled in Ilocos region. (JCR/AMB/JDS/PIA/La Union)
By Joanna P. Diaz-Sabado