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42 elementary schools in Maguindanao and Tawi-Tawi to have electricity through solar
Cotabato City - There is nothing better to welcome the students in remote rural villages upon their return to schools than the news that they soon will be able to watch educational television programs courtesy of electricity from solar power. Principals and heads of all 42 schools in Maguindanao and Tawi-Tawi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alliance for Mindanao and Multi-Regional Renewable/Rural Energy Development (AMORE) Program for the schools’ electrification through solar photovoltaic systems.
On to a brighter, energized ARMM. A mural of two sad students with a bleak future (left photo) is transformed into a vibrant picture of the same students, this time smiling and with a bright future. Providing every student in the ARMM with access to good, quality education is the ultimate goal of the partnership between the AMORE 3 Program and the Department of Education-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM), which recently formalized their joint undertaking to implement school electrification projects in Tawi-Tawi and Maguindanao with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. Present during the MOU signing were (right photo) are ARMM Chief of Staff Amilhaya Sangcopan, DepEd ARMM Assistant Secretary Mohammad Noor Saada and AMORE Chief of Party Laurie Navarro.
ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman was represented by his Chief of Staff Amihilda Sangcopan, DepEd-ARMM Sec Atty Jamar Kulayan by Asec Noor Mohammad Saada and AMORE by its chief of party Laurie Navarro. Also present were BEE Director Shuaib Maulana, BSE Director Hamid Ladjakahal, SDS Bai Alibai Benito-Aliuden of Maguindanao II Division and SDS Bai Meriam Ampatuan-Kawit of Maguindanao I Division. Also present were school heads from the target divisions.
The elementary schools – found in remote areas that are not reached by conventional electricity – will also receive educational television packages that consist of a television set, a DVD player and one whole set of educational DVDs that contain programs designed to complement the Department of Education’s basic education curriculum.