Elementary students in Valenzuela City are now equipped with more educational tools, as the local government recently distributes 89,400 worktexts in 39 schools citywide.
Anchored from the “WIN ang Edukasyon Program,” the worktext distribution aims to help students become well-versed with certain subjects that they find most challenging. Each student from the third to sixth grade received English and Math worktexts, to be utilized not merely as reference books, but also as test answer sheets.
Mayor REX Gatchalian personally visited Gen.T De Leon Elementary School to partake of the worktext distribution. He reminded the students to take good care of their worktexts and encouraged them as well to thank their parents for the gift of education that they receive. He said in Filipino, “Pag-uwi ninyo, magpasalamat kayo sa inyong mga magulang dahil ang buwis na ibinayad nila sa gobyerno ang naging pambili natin ng mga worktextsna ngayon ay pagmamay-ari na ninyo,” (As soon as you reach home, express your gratitude to your parents because the taxes that they have paid were used by the government to purchase your worktexts).
The WIN ang Edukasyon Program is a pet project of former mayor, now District 1 Representative Sherwin T. Gatchalian. It was established in partnership with Synergeia Foundation to oversee the development and improvement of the education system in the city through conceptualization and implementation of various education projects and programs. The basic concept of the program is to focus on the inadvertently overlooked areas of education, not just the issues with regard to students but also on the critical role of teachers and parents, as well.
A Grade 4 SPED student, Armand Glenn Castiller, shared his brimming joy upon receiving the worktext of his favorite English subject. “Masaya ako at natanggap ko ito. Gustung-gusto ko na sumasagot nang mga ganito!” (I am pleased to receive this. I love answering materials like this!)
Apart from worktexts, the city government earlier gave away half a million notebooks to students enrolled in public elementary and high schools. On top of these tangible educational materials, a feeding program for both nursery and elementary pupils is also on-going.
Also present to give the worktexts were District 2 Councilors Lorie Natividad-Borja and Charee Pineda. Councilor Lorie is the current action officer of “WIN ang Edukasyon Program and head of Committee on Education, Science and Technology.