LEGAZPI CITY, July 13 (PIA) — The Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD), in collaboration with the Office of the President – Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Department of Education (DepEd), will be hosting a new set of trainings for selected “cream of the crop” public school teachers for the grades 5, 6 and 11 of the K to 12 learning materials for climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk and vulnerability reduction (DRVR).
LCCAD executive director Nong Rangasa and the DepEd divisions of Albay, Ligao City and Legazpi City agreed that the teachers for the grades 5, 6 and 11 workshop will be composed mostly of the pre-selected teachers from the three day technical write shop last February at the Casabanca Hotel in Legazpi City.
The training will be held on July 27-31, 2016 at Hotel Villa Angelina here.
The project, in line with the vision of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte on mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation into the educational curriculum in the country, is in connection with the LCCAD project named “K to 12 Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Reduction: Learning Materials for Philippine Schools”.
CCC Sec. Manny de Guzman, who was joined by the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) in the scientific fields of environment and climate during the February write shop, expressed his support for the K to 12 project led by LCCAD and is very eager for its roll out.
The outputs from the earlier workshops on grades 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are currently being processed and would be published and rolled out soon.
“The teachers who wrote and critiqued the learning materials will be the ones to do the initial roll-out or pilot testing to their respective schools in Albay”, Rangasa said.
The K to 12 project is in response and action to the mandates of RA 10121 or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 and RA 9729 Climate Change Act of 2009 which aims to integrate CCA and DRVR in the primary and secondary curriculum.
It is also in line with the Paris Agreement – Conference of Parties of the UNCC, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2030 and Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals, which is dubbed by Director Rangasa as the “Triangle of Survival”.
The K to 12 project, which is the first of its kind in Asia, is also in partnership with the city governments of Legazpi and Ligao, the offices of Albay 3rd district representative Fernando V. Gonzalez, Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal and Ligao City Mayor Patricia Gonzalez-Alsua, the House of Representatives Special Committee on Climate Change, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region V, Ako Bicol party list, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Federalismo Alyansa ng Bicol (FAB). (MAL/GAN-LCCAD/PIA5)
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