Education Program

LITERACY PROJECT

“Bright Minds Read” is currently being implemented in the Masinloc North and South Districts.  All 43 grade 1 teachers, 18 school heads and 2 District supervisors have attended the Teachers training to improve their teacher proficiency on reading. 1,500 Grade 1 students will be benefiting from this program. All schools will be receiving 33 big story books, designed and accredited by the Department of Education in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities.

This Literacy project will address the lack of reading materials in public schools and will help the Masinloc North and South Districts of the Department of Education in achieving the goal of  making “Every Child a reader”.

FEEDING PROGRAM

AES Philippines piloted this program in Taltal Elementary School  in 2008 in partnership with the Department of Education – Masinloc North District, Division of Zambales.  In 2010, the feeding program was scaled up to four times the initial number of school beneficiaries. It now benefits more than 300 malnourished  or under-nourished students from the following host community schools:

Bani Relocation Elementary School, Masinloc, Zambales
Taltal Elementary School, Masinloc, Zambales
Bani Elementary School, Masinloc, Zamnbales
Taltal Elementary School, Candelaria, Zambales

The  in-school feeding  program aims to lessen  the drop-out rate in Grades  one to six by increasing their body mass and improving their stamina for daily schooling.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Scholarship Program aims to reach out to deserving children of  indigent families from the Municipality of Masinloc, Zambales. It aims to enable them to pursue college degree courses  as one of the means of improving their lives and their family’s standard of living. Currently, there are 12 AES Philippines Scholars who are enrolled in Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU).

 

 BRIGADA ESKWELA

Brigada Eskwela (Schools Maintenance Week) is a nationwide voluntary effort that brings together parents, teachers, employee volunteers and other organizations to do minor repairs and clean-ups in schools prior to start of the school year. AES Philippines is supporting the Brigada Eskwela campaign in selected host public elementary schools in Masinloc.