“Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TMCG: DepEd-ARMM recognizes AusAid-BRAC ADM

BASED on Regional Order No. 100 (series of 2012), effective School Year 2012-2013, the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) granted the brac Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) recognition up to the completion of the six-year Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM) -ARMM project in 2018.

An innovative delivery approach of the formal basic education curriculum, the ADM hopes to contribute to peace and security in the ARMM and to provide social and economic opportunities to its population by improving access to quality basic education for out-of-school children.

The ADM is built on the highly successful BRAC education model in Bangladesh and other countries. The specific target areas of ADM are school-less barangays and sitios with high out-of-school school-aged children in the ARMM.

Targeting five-year old children, the brac-ADM kindergarten follows the DepEd prescribed kindergarten competencies using the brac pedagogy and adheres to the standard ratio of 1:30 per class. On the other hand, the brac-ADM elementary targets six to 10 years old out-of-school children (multi-age, mono-grade). It also follows the DepEd prescribed elementary competencies using the brac pedagogy and adheres to the maximized ratio of 1:45 per class.

The ADM is one of the key components of the larger BEAM-ARMM Project of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) and DepEd-ARMM. BEAM-ARMM is a program supported by the Australian government to improve the quality of education and contribute to the attainment of sustained peace and economic development in Mindanao, particularly in the ARMM.

In the implementation of ADM for Maguindanao 1 and 2 divisions, Stichting BRAC International Inc., a non-government organization based in Bangladesh, has partnered with Notre Dame University (NDU).

EDUCATION OUTREACH --- A learning facilitator who is a local resident conducts a class
in one of the Community Learning Centers. Photo (The Mindanao Cross Global)
NDU is managing 29 schools in four municipalities of Maguindanao --- Shariff Aguak, Datu Hofer Ampatuan, Sultan Kudarat, and Sultan Mastura. These chosen municipalities have barangays which do not have public schools and have high incidence of out-of-school children. Twenty-one classes for pre-school and eight classes for Grade One are conducted in these areas.

University President, Fr. Eduardo G. Tanudtanud, OMI is very happy that NDU is part of this "first of its kind" alternative delivery model in this part of the ARMM. "This endeavor is really what our vision tells us, education for social transformation."

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"Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM sa masagana't mapayapa"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful ARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju ARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa ARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa ARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"