Eighty-six incoming Grade 3 pupils in Barangay Grino, Tacurong City have been chosen to participate in the PEACE Summer Reading and Math Camp from April 21 to May 12, 2014.
The pupils of Dr. Manuel J. Grino Memorial Central School (DMJGCS) received free workbooks and school supplies during the camp’s first day. Pupil-campers were grouped into five according to their reading abilities.
During the launching program, LGU officials led by Mayor Lina O. Montilla and DepEd-Tacurong administrators asked the pupil-campers’ parents to help teachers in nurturing the children’s love for learning.
Through this 15-day summer camp, the LGU hopes to improve the schoolchildren’s reading and math competencies and to prepare them for the National Achievement Test in the coming school year. The LGU also included a daily lunch feeding program for the pupil-campers’ nourishment and motivation.
The PEACE (Promoting and Empowering Actions for Children’s Education) Summer Camp had been made possible through the LGU’s partnership with SEAOIL Foundation, KAYA NATIN Movement, Ateneo School of Governance and DILG. Local stakeholders have also been pouring their support to augment other camp needs. LGU grantees of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) were assigned to assist teachers in the classes and to prepare the campers’ needs in the daily feeding activity.
City Councilor Psyche Sucaldito heads the camp staff composed of selected LGU employees from different offices.
SEAOIL extended a P50,000-grant for Project PEACE when LGU-Tacurong’s proposal ranked third among other proposals submitted by LGUs and schools nationwide for the Champions for Education and Good Governance. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)