THE ‘Happy Schools Movement’ project was launched by the Department of Education (DepEd) – Region I in Dagupan City last week to increase learning productivity among young learners through fun and happy activities.
The movement will implement programs among them “cooperative learning” or group work, storytelling, film viewing and game time or “play-based” learning for the children.
Mayor Fernandez, the storyteller (CIO)
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez expressed her support for the program by participating in a storytelling session for grade school pupils from West Central Elementary School 1.
The mayor also served as a storyteller during their brief visit to Children’s Playground and Gazebo located at the newly revitalized Tondaligan Blue Beach.
“This Children’s Playground was built for you. This was made to be enjoyed by all the children of Dagupan City,” said Fernandez.
Since 2013, the city government has constructed numerous classrooms and covered court gymnasiums to improve the quality of school experiences in the city among these were the Special Program for the Arts Building in Dagupan City National High School (DCNHS), the Teen Center and the e-Library in the Balon Dagupan Civic Center were also established to provide avenues for the youth to pursue their studies and develop their skills and talents.
These, coupled by best practices of the city government the city was adjudged as the ‘Most Child-Friendly City’ nationwide last year by the Council for the Welfare of Children.
The city was also a national finalist in the same search for three consecutive years prior to clinching the top spot.
Mayor Fernandez expressed hope that the incoming city administration will continue to implement the programs for the youth in order to sustain a fun and child-friendly environment for the youth of the city. (CIO/VDV)
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