Taking a village to raise a child
- Prize Category: Community Collaboration
- Format: Lecture
- Country: Philippines
- Languages: Streamed live in English with automated captions in Arabic, English, French, Filipino, Hindi, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese, Serbian, and Spanish.
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About the school
G.L David Memorial Integrated School, a public school in Balanga City, Philippines, believes that no child should be left behind and brought the whole community together to ensure their welfare.
Inspired by the African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child”, the school has brought parents, community members, local government, and business establishments together to cultivate pupils’ social, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing and tackle barriers to their education.
One of the major problems the school identified was that the majority of its students came from poor backgrounds and many students were malnourished. The school launched the KAIN PA project to help provide daily free meals to its students. The initiative procures vegetables, fruits and other goods from government officials, NGOs and parents who buy ingredients from the market and sometimes help cook the meals themselves. The KAIN project was a resounding success with malnutrition rates falling from 12.11% in 2019 to 2.13% in 2020. The school also gets free eye screening through the Essilor Company, which also donates glasses to pupils and teachers.
Join us as we showcase how we have brought parents, community members, local government, and business establishments together to cultivate pupils’ social, intellectual, and emotional wellbeing and tackle barriers to their education.
Moderator: LILIBETH M. VILLANUEVA
Dr. Lilibeth M. Villanueva is the Master Teacher of G.L. David Memorial Integrated School. She is currently teaching Grade 6 pupils. She is dedicated and passionate about her work.
Speaker 1: RUBYNEIL C. DE ANDRES
Rubyneil Cabuang De Andres is an English teacher of Primary pupils (Grade 1, 2 and 3). She is serving in the Department of Education for 6 years. She is hardworking and passionate about teaching.