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Topic/Presentation TitleHighlights/Salient PointsSpeaker/Resource Person
Day 1 - Part I: Good Practices and Innovations in Literacy Within the Framework of Lifelong Learning

Topic 1 - A-Z Food Literacy - Indigenous Foods Contra Covid
Ines Avellana-Fernandez
Executive Director
Arugaan
Day 1 - Part I: Good Practices and Innovations in Literacy Within the Framework of Lifelong Learning

Topic 2: A Village to Lean On - Local Initiatives for Literacy for Children and Adults with Disabilities
An inclusive society where persons with disability enjoy equal rights and opportunities and Mainstream persons with disability in Philippine societyClarita L. Magtoto
Inocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation
Day 1 - Part I: Good Practices and Innovations in Literacy Within the Framework of Lifelong Learning

Topic 3: Pagpapahalaga sa Lupa at Buhay - Agricultural Skills for Sustainable Farming
Cresencia Garibay
Paaralang Bayan Alumni Association-Mindoro
(PBAA-Mindoro)
Day 1 - Part II: Literacy Advocacy: Adapting to the New Normal and Moving Forward and Beyond the Pandemic

Topic 1: Maximizing the Digital Platform for Literacy and Youth Education - The Kalambag Experience
The Civil Society Network for Education Reforms or E-Net Philippines is a national
network of civil society organizations engaged in policy advocacy and partnerships
for education reforms. The coalition advocates for “Education for All” and gives focus to education rights of the marginalized, excluded and vulnerable sectors (MEVS).
Amid this COVID19 pandemic, we have been maximizing the online platform for our
advocacies. In partnership with Department of Education Kidapawan Division - Youth

Meryl Encienzo
Supreme Student Government Federation
President
Kidapawan Schools Division
Day 1 - Part II: Literacy Advocacy: Adapting to the New Normal and Moving Forward and Beyond the Pandemic

Topic 2: BRIGADA PAGBASA: Learning for Life
The Brigada Pagbasa Program is a national
movement for reading that aims to bring together
all education champions and supporters to
contribute to nation building by helping all Filipino
children enhance their reading skills in the context
of partnership. This is to support the DepEd’s goal
to provide children access to quality education.
Geomel Jetonzo
Brigada Pagbasa Program Officer
World Vision
Day 2 - Part III: Strengthening the CSO-LGU Partnerships for Literacy

Topic 1: CSO-LGU Partnerships for Literacy - Experiences from the Ground
B - Build

O - Open

N - Nurture

D - Develop
Hon. Francis Anthony S. Garcia
Mayor
Balanga City
Day 2 - Part III: Strengthening the CSO-LGU Partnerships for Literacy


Topic 2: The Lakas Pamayanan Experience - CSO/PO/LGU - DepEd Partnership for Literacy and Education
Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines
have retained much of their
traditional, pre-colonial culture, social
institutions and livelihood practices
Mr. Lito "Tubag" Jugatan
Lubos na Alyansa ng mga Katutubong Ayta ng Zambales (LAKAS)
Day 2 - Part III: Strengthening the CSO-LGU Partnerships for Literacy

Presentation of Policy Recommendations
Hariet Escarha
National Executive Board
E-Net Philippines
Day 2 - Part III: Strengthening the CSO-LGU Partnerships for Literacy

Response on Policy Recommendations
Hon. Roman T. Romulo
Representative
Lone District of Pasig City

Literacy Coordinating Council

LCC-NGO FORUM 2021

CSO-LGU Partnerships:

Sustaining Literacy Advocacy in the New Normal and Beyond

November 16-17, 2021; via Zoom

Background

The pandemic has been a reminder of the critical importance of diverse literacies – digital and information literacy, health literacy, literacy embedded in practical skills training, livelihood and income-generating activities, parents’ literacy, and education to be able to support their children’s learning, ALE among others. Beyond its intrinsic importance as part of the right to education, literacy empowers individuals and communities, enabling them to navigate through the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

For literacy to contribute to building a solid foundation for a human-centered recovery within and beyond the context of the pandemic, it is necessary to sustain and advocate for literacy programs which are responsive to the needs and contexts of individuals and communities “within the framework of lifelong learning”. Literacy can only unfold its full potential to “transform our world” if it is conceptualized and operationalized from a lifelong learning perspective.

Civil society organizations (CSOs), people’s organizations (POs) and local communities have done an immense amount of work in uplifting the education of disadvantaged groups like the Indigenous Peoples, Moro people, Persons with Disabilities, children and adults in disaster- affected and conflict areas, children/youth and adults in both rural and urban poor communities.

Literacy programs and activities by CSOs address literacy in combination with the development of other skills and competencies. They can be classified as education, training, entrepreneurial and livelihood, leadership, citizenship education and life skills literacy programs and are innovative, participative and learner centered.

The creativity and innovativeness the CSOs/POs have done and continue to do in enriching literacy programs are practices which can be multiplied and scaled-up, making such programs accessible. Sadly, much of the innovation and good practices rarely find their way into mainstream policy and practice. And on their own, lack of adequate funding limits their capacity to expand the scale of the program. There is also little information sharing about CSOs/Pos various literacy initiatives.

The national government, local government units and CSOs/POs must continue to work closely to promote and advocate for literacy in a lifelong learning perspective - in developing literacies which are relevant to the realities, circumstance and contexts of people and communities. Policies, programs and long-term investments need to be ensured to make “literacy in a lifelong learning perspective” inclusive and accessible to all. Forum Theme CSO-LGU Partnerships: Sustaining Literacy Advocacy in the New Normal and Beyond.

Forum Objectives

The forum aims to:

1) Provide a venue for sharing of good practices and innovations in literacy advocacy within the framework of lifelong learning.

2) Broaden CSO-LGU partnerships to sustain literacy advocacy in the new normal and beyond.

3) Develop evidence-based policy recommendations gathered from various literacy stakeholders.

Target Participants

  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Education Network (E-net) Philippines
  • LCC Members/Representatives
  • TWG and LCC Secretariat

Registration:

  • Participants can register here or scan the QR Code: https://bit.ly/LCCNGOForum
  • No registration fees will be collected in this virtual program. The meeting link will be provided to the officially registered participants prior to the conduct of the  event.
  • All other registered participants will also be accommodated via Facebook Live on DepEd, LCC, and E-Net’s official Facebook pages on November 16-17, 2021

Note:

  • For more information, please contact: Ms. Marikka Mampusti, Project Development Officer II of the LCC Secretariat, 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 8631-0579, (02) 8631-0567, and (02) 8635-9996 or mobile phone nos. 0995-677-8591 and 0932-579-1236.