By Freddie Lazaro
VIGAN CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 1 has launched the “happy schools movement” (HSM) to boost the efficient implementation of the K to 12 basic education curriculum in the Ilocos provinces.
HAPPY SCHOOLS MOVEMENT -- Stakeholders sign a manifesto of support to the “Happy Schools Movement” during its regional launch in Vigan Convention Center, Vigan City on May 20, 2019. (FREDDIE LAZARO / MANILA BULLETIN)
The movement seeks to promote every school in the region as a better and enjoyable place to study. DepEd Region 1 Director Dr. Malcolm S. Garma said the regional launch of HSM was held at the Vigan Convention Center on May 20, and was anchored on the theme: “Paaralang Masayang Maglingkod, Tagumpay ng Bata’y Itaguyod.”
“The launching of the HSM platform was very timely as the opening of classes for school year 2019-2020 is set on June 3,” said Garma.