Wednesday, 19 September 2018 03:35

BrACKET V1.1 returns to Kidapawan



As part of PSHS-SRC’s outreach program, Bridging Academic Capabilities of K-12 Elementary Teachers (BrACKET) returned to Kidapawan to offer an enhanced training program with enriched training materials and activities on 4 subject areas: Science, Mathematics, English and Abstract Reasoning at Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School, September 15-16.

“Since PSHS relies on elementary schools as its feeders for the scholarship it is providing, the need for it to extend its resources to elementary schools and the teachers is also necessary,” Edman H. Gallamaso, CID Chief, said about the importance of the  BrACKET program.

The program was designed to cater to 60 elementary school teachers who were given the chance to attend multiple sessions through a rotation scheme which is one subject area per day with the original schedule to be two weekends in September.

Each session aimed to equip Grades 4-6 elementary teachers with the necessary skills by enhancing their content, pedagogy, and assessment to mentor students for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) of PSHS.

The next 2 days will be rescheduled due to conflict of schedules in the venue.

Campaign Background
The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of VAW. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates for the annual campaign:
  • Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 – Declaring 25 November to 12 December as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)
  • Republic Act 10398 (2013) – Declaring November 25 of Every Year as National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children
In Support of the Worldwide Campaign to End VAW
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begun in 1991, linking November 25 (International Day Against VAW) and December 10 (International Human Rights Day) to emphasize that VAW is a human rights violation. It is further strengthened with the launching in 2008 of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End VAW Campaign which envisions a world free from all forms of violence against women and girls. For the UN, this vision can only be realized through meaningful actions and ongoing political commitments of national governments, backed by adequate resources.