ATI-EP Learners join 1st ALS Community Caravan
The 1st ALS Community Caravan kicked off with a marching band in colourful banners. Joining in were more than a hundred of individuals composed of Alternative Learning System (ALS) learners, teachers, LGUs, and other stakeholders. The event was held on January 13, 2017 at Baclayon Covered Court, Baclayon, Bohol.
Distinguished guests present during the activity were: Bohol Governor Edgardo M. Chatto; Dr. Casiana P. Caberte, Chief CID-Bohol Division; Dr. Wilfreda D. Bongalos, Superintendent, Bohol Division; and Dr. Carolyn May O. Daquio, Training Center Superintendent II, ATI-7.
One of the highlights of the event is the sharing of ALS successful stories. Mr. Mario Lumaad’s story stood out among others. He was 43 years old and an elementary graduate, who did not lose hope in achieving higher education. He enrolled in ALS Program and successfully passed the assessment tests and was able to proceed to a four-year Bachelor Course in Education. At 48, he is now teaching at Bohol North Western College, Catigbian, Bohol. Truly an inspiration to all ALS learners.
Also participated in the said activity, the twenty (20) ATI-EP learners of ATI-Region 7. These learners are at their elementary and highschool level ages 14-21, who want to pursue college degree. The implementation of ATI-EP in Region 7 is in partnership with the DepEd ALS, knowing that ALS program principles suit the needs of these OSYs/ATI-EP Learners.
The Academic and Technology Integration-Education Program (ATI-EP) is an education and training intervention of ATI in support to the Youth Empowerment through a sustainable (YES) Program for the 4H clubs in the Philippines, preparing the youth as a new breed of competent farmers of the new generation.