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๐™ฐ๐š๐šž๐šœ๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ฟ๐šŽ๐šš๐šž๐šŽลˆ๐š˜ ๐™ฝ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—๐šŠ๐š• ๐™ท๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐š‚๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š˜๐š•. ๐™ฑ๐šž๐š๐šž๐šŠ๐š— ๐™ฒ๐š’๐š๐šข ๐™ณ๐š’๐šŸ๐š’๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š—

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (๐— ๐—ข๐—”) ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด (๐— ๐—ข๐—จ), ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—˜๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€, ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ, ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ – ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.

Through the School-Based Management (SBM) program, all schools are encouraged to collaborate with any group, individual, or entity in society even as it highlights the commendable record of school-community partnerships and the tight and diverse linkages among internal and external stakeholders.

Since the 1970s, the principle of partnership has been a guiding concept for the quality of relationships desired by many Non-Governmental World Development Organizations (NGDO). It was a code word expressing humanitarian, moral, political, ideological, or spiritual solidarity between NGDOs that joined forces to pursue a common cause of social change (Fowler, 2000).

In 2019, Hullana’s study on DepEd-LGU Partnership: Its Effects on Quality of Basic Education in the Municipality of La Union revealed that the partnership is critical in implementing programs and projects that improve the quality of Basic Education.

Moreover, the Brigada Eskwela Program and the Adopt-A-School Program emphasized the need for every school to establish networks outside of the school premises, motivating the entire community to prepare the school for the resumption of classes and find benefactors for the school.

However, the prevailing threat of the pandemic made it difficult for every school to mobilize its personnel to seek out new partnerships or even sustain the existing ones, as many business enterprises and corporations felt the unprecedented economic burden and eventually closed shop.

The limited access to public transportation and the constantly skyrocketing fuel prices also exacerbated the situation. In this context, this author initiated a partnership via the digital platform to benefit his school and other schools.

The idea came from Schools Division Superintendent Marilou B. Dedumo, CESO V, through the Education Program Specialist in Social Mobilization Evangeline B. Razon, who provided encouragement to seek a partnership with the League of Corporate Foundations.

Wasting no time, this author immediately sent letters and emails asking the organization for donations to prepare learners for the limited implementation of face-to-face classes. The materials asked included gadgets, printers, bond papers, and other items necessary for the blended modality, particularly in module printing and digital communications among teachers and learners.

Bonifacio Arts Foundations provided an online account for 56 teachers and students in the Northwest Butuan District with a one-year subscription that gives free access to their learning materials, assessment tools, educational videos, and the like, which cost around P2,900 per account or approximately P162,400 in total.

I am MAD (Making a Difference) gave a P10,000 donation, and the LBC Foundation sent a three-box parcel of facemasks and face shields worth P15,000.

The most recent donations of eight printers, 400 reams of bond paper, and 34 bottles of ink costing approximately P200,000 were from the BPI Foundation and shared with other schools.

Schools from the Northwest Butuan Districts were among the recipients, as was an IP school identified as an “Adopt-A-School” beneficiary under this author’s proposed project.

The schools that each received two units of 3 in 1 printer, 100 reams or 20 boxes of bond papers, and nine bottles of refill inks were: Doogan Integrated School, Jose T. Domingo Sr. Central Elementary School, Agusan Pequeรฑo National High School, and Daan Taligaman Integrated School (IP School of Brgy. Bugsukan).

Through the partnerships established via a digital platform, these educational materials provided tangible benefits for schools to continue providing excellent service to their clients.

No doubt, technology is crucial in the entire educational systems and processes – from communications to training, from establishing partnerships to implementing programs, and so on. It can be “a curse or a blessing, depending on how we use it,” as the saying goes. In our case, partnerships made possible through digital technology are a blessing, not a curse.

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