SURIGAO CITY – April 7, 2020
By Rose Jeane O. Suarez
EPS II- SOCMOB
Amid the rising threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schools Division of Surigao del Norte launched the Adopt and Save a Family Project.
This initiative focuses on providing basic commodities to the needy but hard-to-reach families in order to alleviate their condition in these difficult times. These families were identified based on the following parameters:
1. Less access to the basic social services from the government due to distance.
2. Economic status.
3. Presence of DepEd personnel in the target area.
4. Number of learners in the target area.
5. Presence of IPs.
This project also advocates health practices, facilitation/coordination of access to health services and provision of basic needs for the identified underserved and marginalized families in selected areas in partnership with the Province of Surigao del Norte.
The DepEd-SDN Team includes:
Division Top Management, Public Schools District Supervisor, Education Program Supervisor -SGOD, Information Technology Officer, Project Development Officer II, District ALS Coordinators and Mobile Teachers, Division Medical Team (Doctors & Nurses), District Nurses, Barangay Health Workers /Local Health Practitioners, and Provincial Local Government Unit.
The names of schools are taken from the list of Last Mile Schools with two (2) identified target areas, with the inclusion of one barangay with one island school. The identified areas are:
Sitio Landing with 109 households, Sitio Boyobanwa with 90 households of Brgy. Camam-onan Gigaquit, Sitio Sohoton, Karihatag, Malimono, with 120 households, and Brgy. Sani-Sani, Placer, with 141 household.
5 kilos rice
3 cans – sardines in tomato sauce;
1 150 gram can corned beef
3 packs – instant noodles Net Wt. 2.47 oz.
10 tablets – vitamin C
1 bar – 130 gram bath soap
2 sachets toothpaste
The Division Office and the DepEd personnel at the target areas maintained an open communication line using available technology, e.g., walkie-talkie, radio, or cellphones.
Transport and distribution mechanism involved the use of DepEd vehicles with the assitance of DepEd personnel residing in the area and ALS Mobile Teachers/District Nurse.
- Activities and Timeline
|Launching & Orientation of Adopt & Save a Family Project||DepED Personnel||March 25, 2020 (AM)|
|Consultative Meeting||Concerned Organizations /Persons involved in this undertaking||March 25, 2020 (PM)|
|Reproduction of Instructional and Education Campaign materials (IEC)||EPS-SGOD, ITO and PDO||March 26-27, 2020|
|Dissemination and distribution of Instructional and Education Campaign materials (IEC)||Concerned Public Schools District Supervisor, Concerned District ALS Coordinators and Mobile Teachers, Personnel /Teacher Living in the Target Area||March 30-31, 2020|
|Advocacies to Families/ Community on Proper Hygiene and Sanitation||Division Medical Team (Doctors & Nurses)
Concerned District Nurses in coordination with Barangay Health Workers /Local Health Practitioners
|March 30-31, 2020|
|Packing of relief goods||Division Supply Officer, Division Top Management, Education Program Supervisor -SGOD , Information Technology Officer , Project Development Officer II, Division Medical Team (Doctors & Nurses)||April 1-3, 2020|
|Provision of relief goods, alcohol and facemasks for the community.||Division Top Management, Concerned Public Schools District Supervisor, Concerned District ALS Coordinators and Mobile Teachers, Personnel /Teacher Living in the Target Area||April 6-7, 2020|
|Provision of communication gadget/equipment (cellphone or radio) and transistor radio to 300 families||Division Top Management, Concerned Public Schools District Supervisor, Concerned District ALS Coordinators and Mobile Teachers, Personnel /Teacher Living in the Target Area in coordination with the Provincial Local Government Unit||April 6-7, 2020|
ROSE JEANE O. SUAREZ
EPS II- SOCMOB