‘Tuloy Kaalaman’ implemented for students affected by Masara landslide

Provincial Government of Davao de Oro photo
Provincial Government of Davao de Oro photo

The Department of Education-Division of Davao de Oro (DepEd-Davao de Oro) is implementing “Tuloy Kaalaman” so as not to interrupt the learnings of students affected by the landslide in Barangay Masara, Maco, Davao de Oro on February 6, 2024.

Dr. Cristy C. Epe, schools division superintendent in Davao de Oro, reported on Thursday that around 4,223 students and 182 teaching personnel were affected by the landslide.

“Since the learners of the school were evacuated to another school naa gyud interruption sa ilang learning. But we are trying to address this by having this program called “Tuloy Kaalaman.” We have shifted our strategy by concentrating on the essential competencies such as reading, Math, and Science that need to be prioritized in between the subject areas would come in like Mapeh, TLE to break also the monotony of instruction,” Epe said.

Epe said it is very crucial how the students will learn these competencies within a short time.

There are a total of seven schools currently being used as evacuation centers namely Masara Christian School Incorporated, Panibasan National High School, Elizalde Elementary School, Elizalde National High School, Panibasan Elementary School, Masara Integrated School, and Tagbaros Elementary School.

Epe also said that the students and children are undergoing psychosocial treatment.

She said that psychologists from Davao City and other provinces in Davao Region volunteered to provide psychosocial services to the students at school and children at the evacuation centers.

“For now our guidance counselors and nurses in connection with other personnel who are in the psychology profession, are giving psychological first aid and the psychologists give psychosocial services. We have also tied up with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and psychologists coming from Davao City and Davao Region who are volunteering to provide psychosocial services to the students and children in the evacuation centers,” Epe said.

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