The Bureau of Curriculum Development in coordination with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Center for Health Solutions and Innovations Philippines, Inc. (CHSI) held a Workshop on the Development of Communication and Messaging for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) entitled “Setting the Stage: CSE Messaging Co-creation Workshop.” DepEd officials and personnel, field implementers, CSE TWG Members, CSE Regional Focal Persons, SSG/Student Leaders, Parents and other relevant stakeholders participated the said event on March 7-8, 2022 via Zoom.
On Day 1, the group focused on the advocacy of CSE and the importance of each individual in promoting this cause and garnering support through partnerships and linkages. The said dialogue also included sharing of challenges encountered across all governance level and introduction of communication geared towards advocacy. Meanwhile, on Day 2, the discussion highlighted the effective ways of constructing messages to varied target audience and the power of communication. This 2-day workshop provided a safe yet engaging environment to all participants resulting to rich sharing of insights and perspectives, and in-depth learning from everyone during the breakout sessions and presentation of outputs.
As part of the next steps, the organizers will be conducting a series of coaching sessions with the rest of the group sometime in April this year.
Finally, Ms. Amyline Quien Ching, one of the resource persons, asked everyone to post online their respective commitments before proceeding to the Photo Opportunity.
The Council would like to thank the BCD for extending its invitation to the LCC Secretariat. Raising awareness and being in one on this advocacy is truly relevant especially on the rise of teenage and unwanted pregnancies and widespread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the country today. Engagement in unsafe sexual activities and unprepared pregnancies are two of the reasons a youth/adult becomes out of school. Understanding deeply this multi-faceted concept provides relevant perspectives and rich insights from the ground to the Council, affecting its future literacy policies and directions.
Participants posing together during the Photo Opportunity
Jem Beryline S. Bualat
Project Development Officer II