What’s with La Filipina of Tagum City to have produced twin triumphs in building linkages and partnerships?
La Filipina Elementary School (LFES) and La Filipina National High School (LFNHS) were both recognized in the Division of Tagum City as Top 1 on building partnerships and linkages in the pursuit of delivering quality education despite the pandemic.
It is not just the face value of the schools that signifies the victory but the figures speak volume as evident in the number of Partnership Building activities, signed and notarized Memorandum of Agreement with the amount of resources reflected, Deed of Donations and Deed of Acceptance.
Though faced with the “might be obstacles”, LFES attributed its victory to constant perseverance, determination, and collaboration. This did not come as an easy feat as it is always a challenge for them to find sustainable stakeholders.
“We just make the most of everything behind the challenges. The impossibilities negated what the school faculty members aimed for,” Amelita Sol M. Donayre, the principal of LFES, said.
LFNHS at the same time capitalized on its human resources to forge the partnerships with stakeholders. This led to providing the delivery of the blended modality of learning.
Its partnership with 98.3 Gold FM opened doors for the Radio-Based Instruction where all subject areas were able to broadcast. Slots within the week were also given to other schools within the Division.
Its partnership also with Muzik Haus enabled the school to establish its state-of-the-art progressive television studio which was used to produce Television-Based Instruction as well as other informative talk shows. In fact, other schools have already benchmarked from its best practices. Moreover, its partnership with Black Fighter Security Agency enabled the school to distribute wifi modem to students to maximize their participation to online classes.
“This is a collaborative effort of the teachers. We just felt the need of the school and the students and with our partners, we were able to deliver what is expected of us,” Dr. Jeffrey C. Villarosa, the principal of LFNHS, said.
Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Josephine L. Fadul together with the Division Partnership Focal Anwar E. Maadel also received Plaque of Recognition as Leadership Awardee in Building Partnership and Linkages.
SDS Josephine Fadul thanked the generous partners for making DepEd Tagum City proud as one of the Top Ten Divisions in the Philippines. She congratulated the winning schools for making it to the top.
Partnership Focal Anwar E. Maadel emphasized that this award is apart from the usual Brigada Eskwela Award.
“This is a great motivation for school heads and school focal persons to continue supporting the new learning modality,” he said.
Without these leaders, DepEd Tagum City could never have propelled to its speed in the delivery of basic services towards its clientele. It takes ‘more than the usual mind-set,’ the political will, and heart to go the extra mile to reach this pedestal of achievement.
Big gratitude is well deserved for the school-based coordinators who braved the adversities in creating linkages, namely, LFES Brigrada Eskwela (BE) Coordinator Sheryl Ann Galdo together with Adopt-a-School Program (ASP) Coordinator Marilyn C. Bagasbas, LFNHS BE Coordinator Cherry Ann Nicolas together with ASP Coordinator Joan Lanciola who also received their Plaque of Recognition during the Awarding Ceremony of the Top Performing Schools at Magugpo Pilot Central Elementary School, December 14.