The municipality of Surallah in South Cotabato is set to implement the Text2Teach Program in its six primary schools to enhance the quality of education in the said municipality.
With this desire, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the municipal mayor and local school board Chairman Romulo O. Solivio, the Department of Education(DepEd) and the Ayala Foundation on July 5.
Text2Teach is an educational program headed by Ayala Foundation and DepEd which aims to promote multimedia educational materials like videos, pictures and audio clips in teaching through mobile technology.
School beneficiaries of the program are the following: Centrala Cental District, Surallah Central, Shri-Visaya, Moloy, Duengas and Laureano Escovidal Elementary School.
Each school will be given one mobile unit, and their ICT coordinators will also be provided with the same mobile unit for monitoring and evaluation.
According to Ayala Foundation for GILAS Mindanao Senior Manager Archie Velasco, through Text2Teach Program, the children will be exposed to modern technology as a means of learning.
“It is also intended for teachers, particularly by enhancing their capacity in teaching since trainings will be conducted for them to learn how this kind of system operates,” Velasco added.
To support the program, Solivio allocated P292, 385 as counterpart for the technology to be used in the six primary schools.
Solivio believes this program will somehow help raise the mean percentage of student performance particularly in the National Achievement Test.