Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Australian AID and DepED-ARMM Partner Provide Early Childhood Education to Conflict-Affected Islamic Schools

Madrasah Principals and teachers from conflict-affected Madaris throughout ARMM
participate in a role-play session during the Tahderiyyah Curriculum Training on 18 June 2013 in Cotabato City.
On 17-19 June 2013, AusAID and DepED-ARMM, through the Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) Program, assisted 76 Islamic Schools (Madaris) to gain capacity in providing Kindergarten education in conflict-affected areas of ARMM.

These Madaris will implement the Refined Standard Madrasah Curriculum (RSMC), which paves the way to their recognition as educational institutions by DepED, resulting in increased educational opportunities for children and additional training and resources for the madrasah.

The BEAM-ARMM Program, DepED-ARMM’s Bureau of Madaris Education (BME), UNICEF, and the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), teamed to provide 149 Principals and teachers with training on the Tahderriyah Curriculum in Cotabato City. The use of the curriculum will equip the asatidz/teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide a more innovative learning experience to children and provide culturally sensitive quality education. This training allows the madaris to offer a kindergarten class this school year (2013-2014), aligned with the K+12 program of DepED. Additionally, they will be able to access financial assistance under the madrasah program, as authorized by DepED Order No. 81, s. 2007.

The training included studying the fundamentals of child development, translating learning competencies into classroom instruction and participate in hands-on activities, and experiencing the different learning blocks (daily schedules) of the Tahderiyyah Curriculum. Among the participants were the principals of the different madaris and DepED Madrasah Coordinators, who will provide the necessary post-training coaching to their teachers to ensure the successful implementation of the curriculum.

Source: BEAM-ARMM Program Weekly Highlight 21 June 2013

"Moral Governance"

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

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

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

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


"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"