TACURONG CITY, April 28 — To prepare pupils for the next level of their education, 86 incoming Grade 3 pupils in Barangay Grino, Tacurong City have been chosen to participate in the PEACE (Promoting and Empowering Actions for Childrens Education) Summer Reading and Math Camp from April 21 to May 12, 2014, officials said today.
The pupils of Dr. Manuel J. Grino Memorial Central School (DMJGCS) received free workbooks and school supplies during the camps first day.
Pupil-campers were grouped into five according to their reading abilities.
During the launching program, Local Government Unit officials led by Mayor Lina O. Montilla and DepEd-Tacurong administrators asked the pupil-campers parents to help teachers in nurturing the childrens love for learning.
Through this 15-day summer camp, the LGU hopes to improve the schoolchildrens reading and math competencies and to prepare them for the National Achievement Test in the coming school year.
During their 15-day encampment, the children will get from the LGU a daily lunch feeding program for the pupil-campers nourishment and motivation.
The PEACE Summer Camp had been made possible through the LGUs partnership with SEAOIL Foundation, KAYA NATIN Movement, Ateneo School of Governance and Department of Interior and Local Unit.
Local stakeholders have also been pouring their support to augment other camp needs.
LGU grantees of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) were assigned to assist teachers in the classes and to prepare the campers needs in the daily feeding activity.
City Councilor Psyche Sucaldito heads the camp staff composed of selected LGU employees from different offices.
SEAOIL extended a P50,000-grant for Project PEACE when LGU-Tacurongs proposal ranked third among other proposals submitted by LGUs and schools nationwide for the Champions for Education and Good Governance. (PNA)