Photos uploaded by Lanton Elementary School (LES) show students, some in uniform, assisting other pupils in learning their modules at home. The activity is part of the school’s peer-teaching programs dubbed “Kapitbahay ko, Sagot ko” and “Ka-Math bahay ko, Ka-Math turuan ko,” both of which started last March 1, 2020.
According to the post, the Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) and Math Club leaders weren’t just able to share their knowledge through this program, they were also able show compassion for their fellow students who have been having difficulties with modular learning.
“Ang mga programang ito ay inilunsad upang matulungan ang mga mag-aaral sa kanilang mga komplikadong aralin na hindi gaanong nauwaan gamit ang mga pinamigay na Self-Learning Modules (These programs were created to help pupils with complicated lessons that they couldn’t completely comprehend using Self-Learning Modules),” the post says.
These student leaders spend a whole day once a week in tutoring. The school management stresses that they are permitted and accompanied by their parents, and that the purok officials support the program. Moreover, they conduct the activity with strict implementation of health protocols enforced by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
According to SPG teacher coordinator Jovelyn Dagcutan, their area is currently COVID-19 free, so they decided to implement the program. “We only have 12 student-leaders who are involved here during the weekends. And per student can tutor around 20-30 pupils in their nearby neighbors,” Dagcutan told Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Online.
In the post, LES also shared what Math Club president Lucy Samillano thought about the tutoring program: “Sa aming pagtulong masasabi kong marami pang mga kapwa namin mag-aaral na hirap sa pagbasa at pagsulat kaya’t masaya akong mayroon akong natulungan sa pagbabahagi ko ng aking kakayahan sa kanila. Nakita kong pursigido silang mag aral kahit sa gitna ng pandemya (Based from our efforts, I can say that there are more fellow students who are having difficulty reading and writing. That’s why I’m happy that I’m able to help them by sharing my abilities. I can see that they are determined to learn amid this pandemic).”
Sheryl Dayne Delos Reyes, the SPG president, who gathers pupils as much as she can, after Church activity on Sundays, she is very happy doing what they do. She really takes advantage of her time to extend her willingness to teach the children in their neighborhood.
“Ipinagmamalaki ng Lanton Elementary School na nagsisilbing modelo at inspirasyon ang marami sa mga mag-aaral nito sa pagtataguyod ng pag-aaral ngayong mapanghamong panahon ng pandemya (Lanton Elementary school is proud of these young leaders, who serve as good models and inspiration to many students in pursuing education during this challenging time of the pandemic),” LES’ post ends.