DepEd conducts National Advocacy Campaign for TVL in ALIVE

November 8, 2017

ZAMBOANGA CITY, November 8, 2017 – Committed to provide an inclusive education that will focus on the needs of diverse Filipino learners—specifically Muslim out-of-school youth and adult (MOSYA) learners—the Department of Education (DepEd) conducted the National Advocacy Campaign for Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) in Arabic Language and Islam Values Education (ALIVE) on October 23-26 at the Garden Orchid Hotel in Zamboanga City.
This advocacy campaign was attended by more than 300 regional and division ALIVE coordinators, imam or community leaders, asatidz (Muslim teachers), regional and division TVL coordinators, regional and division supervisors, school heads, local government units (LGU), and other stakeholders.
Moreover, this effort aimed to promote the integration of TVL in ALIVE to MOSYA learners and other education stakeholders, positively contribute to the peace process and improvement of the quality of life of these learners through education and skills training, and open venues for partnership with different stakeholders who may support the program.
DepEd-Bureau of Learning Delivery (BLD) Director Marilette Almayda shared that this innovation will give equal opportunities to MOSYA learners as that of the regular students in the TVL track under the Senior High School program.
Almayda further mentioned the importance of the inclusion programs of DepEd and how these programs help uplift the lives of Filipino learners.
“This is the start of a series of activities, [it] will spell a great difference as we make sure that we lay the foundation for our children, particularly in our ALIVE classes and our private madaris schools,” she added.
A community caravan around Zamboanga City and plenary sessions were conducted to further campaign the program and to capacitate all attendees with the necessary information about the TVL in ALIVE, respectively.
The topics in the plenary sessions include the role of the youth for peace and development as discussed by National Youth Commission (NYC) representative Evanesa Pasamba; importance of empowering the youth to achieve peace and development as discussed by Pacific Dialogue Foundation Inc. President Cihangir Arslan; available skilled jobs in the country as shared by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Director Dominique Tutay; and linkages with industry partners as discussed by German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Project Officer Kristina Silan.