Navotas distributes 98% of learning packages

The Department of Education (DepEd) commended its division office in Navotas City after all the public schools distributed the learning packages that the students will use when classes for School Year (SY) 2020-2021 formally open on Oct. 5.

DepEd said that all 24 public elementary and secondary schools in Navotas have conducted actual distribution of its learning packages called “Navoschool Boxes.”

The DepEd Division of Navotas started the distribution of the learning boxes last Sept. 7. The distribution ended on Sept. 15. DepEd said that a total of 48,635 or 95 percent of the 49,628 enrolled learners in the city of Navotas already “received their learning packages” in preparation for class opening next month.

DepEd said the parents went to school to get the “Navoschool Boxes” containing textbooks, Self-Learning Modules (SLMs) which are good for one month or from Week 1 to Week 4, activity sheets, school supplies, and hygiene kits which were gathered through sustained “Brigada Eskwela” donations.

The Navotas division, DepEd said, assured that health and safety protocols were “strictly observed” as reinforcements from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and barangay security personnel were tapped to help ensure the “successful, orderly, and peaceful” conduct of the distribution.

“The Distribution of learning packages went smoothly,” DepEd said. The observed efficiency time was three to four minutes per parent to sign up, get the learning package, and leave the school premises after temperature checks and other health measures were observed.

Navoschool boxes that were not claimed by parents due to health or socio-economic reasons will be delivered to them through the “Hatid Aral Project” wherein barangay personnel will deliver the learning packets in the households.

The production and delivery of Navoschool boxes were made possible by the initiative of the local government unit (LGU) through Mayor Toby Tiangco, Rep. John Rey Tiangco, and Vice Mayor Clint Geronimo, along with city councilors, LGU department heads, and all barangay officials.