Three hundred (300) educational tablets were officially handed by the Development Academy (DAP) sa Mindanao to the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro thru Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga on September 1, 2022, in support of the Unlad Kabataan Project (UKP) learners’ pre-identified by the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education.
Governor Gonzaga welcomed and thanked the personnel from DAP sa Mindanao for the provisions granted by the agency to bolster education among the youth in the province. Each tablet has a sim card with free loads and a learning material from DAP named “Linang Version 2,” which will be used by the learners during their education.
PLGU Davao de Oro is among the fourteen (14) LGUs and the only provincial government that became a beneficiary of DAP’s Alternative Learning System-Education and Skills Training (ALS-EST). Through the program, 300 out-of-school youths (OSYs) were given a chance to continue chasing their dreams through alternative learning modalities.
DAP sa Mindanao, in collaboration with the Youth Development Division of PSWDO-DdO, targets to officially hand off the units to the identified beneficiaries at the end of September this year. Further, DAP will soon offer varied skills training to the UKP beneficiaries.
During the turn-over ceremony, Executive Assistant Dennis B. Anduyan, PSWDO Head Josephine Frasco, YDD OIC-Division Head Alexis Micutuan, and a representative from DepEd-DdO graced the event. (JA, PAO-IPRD DdO, photos by A. Dayao)