The BRAC ADM Learning Centers under the AusAID-funded DepEd-ARMM's Basic Education Assistance in Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) is granted recognition by the DepEd Central following review and recognition by DepEd-ARMM. The DepEd Order 19, s. 2014, was issued yesterday April 4, 2014 and signed by Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro, FSC. Henceforth, all their Learning Centers and enrollees will now be included in the DepEd's official count through the Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS) and Learners Information System (LIS).
These Learning Centers are alternative model in the delivery of formal education, and are operated in "gap" areas, or where public schools are absent or hard to reach.
Regional Secretary Atty Jamar M. Kulayan said, this recognition showcases an ARMM good practice or a viable model for improving access to education. As ARMM residents, this makes us really proud!
The number of researches currently undertaken around the BRAC Learning Center model will further validate the its relevance, sustainability, quality and applicability in the Philippine setting, added Assistant Regional Secretary for Programs Noor Saada.