DepEd, local partners to boost MATATAG Agenda

April 28, 2023 Arlene Rivera 368 views

THE Department of Education (DepEd) secured the commitment anew of its local partner organizations in providing relevant assistance in the realization of “MATATAG Agenda” during a consultative meeting recently at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan at the Central Office.

The forum aligned the local partners to the MATATAG Agenda and presented the proposed menu of education interventions that can be accomplished through partnerships.

Through the consultative meeting, both DepEd and partners discussed the distribution and classification of the programs and projects of the local partners ranging from partiality in regions, grade levels, type of program, and project scope.

“The MATATAG Agenda is not merely a dream, it is a commitment, so now more than ever, we need your continued collaboration,” DepEd Chief of Staff and Spokesperson Michael Poa said.

The representatives of DepEd local partners discussed their existing programs and their alignment with MATATAG Agenda, while others expressed interest in what additional programs can be added to the roster.

The new menu of interventions provided the necessary platform for the partners to identify and realign their projects in favor of the DepEd’s new education agenda.

“We do appreciate, and we are very much honored for the unwavering efforts, valuable partnership, and our joint objective to achieve the goals towards a Bansang Makabata and Batang Makabansa,” Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla said.

Partners voiced out their willingness to tap into teacher welfare by pitching programs for teacher capacity-building, scholarships, financial literacy, and health. Additionally, partners offered their commitment to helping learners through their well-being and health programs.

DepEd also encouraged its local partners to sign up for the newly-launched DepEd Partnership and Assistance Portal (DPAP) and see the School Improvement Plan (SIP) of various schools, which they can directly access through the website.

Spearheaded by the External Partnership Service, the event is attended by representatives of the 92 private and public partner organizations and DepEd officials and staff.

This is the third meeting that the education department has organized in preparation for the upcoming Partners Forum on May 25, 2023.