In a bid to enhance education and foster a love for reading among children in far-flung areas, the Davao City Library and Information Center (CLIC) proudly unveiled its latest addition to the fleet of mobile libraries – a state-of-the-art, P7-million mobile library bus. The grand unveiling took place during a heartwarming blessing ceremony at the People’s Park on August 2nd, Wednesday afternoon.
CLIC’s Head, Salome Enoc, proudly shared that this marks the city’s third mobile library bus, with a mission to bring knowledge, creativity, and entertainment to the children in distant regions. Equipped with over 2,000 book titles, art supplies, board games, and educational movies, this mobile library aims to provide children with the tools they need to thrive academically and personally.
The first mobile library bus caters to elementary students in both public and private schools within Davao City, while the second one, known as the disaster mobile library bus, serves senior high students, focusing on emergency preparedness and disaster risk awareness. Now, the third bus is exclusively dedicated to enhancing the learning experience for day-care center pupils.
Enoc emphasized the significance of this new addition, stating, “We will set schedules where our mobile library would be available, ensuring all daycare centers have access to these valuable learning materials. Prior to deployment, we will carefully check the accessibility of roads in the far-flung areas. Our goal is to reach every daycare center, leaving no child behind in the pursuit of knowledge.”
The city government’s visionary move to introduce mobile libraries comes with the intention of bridging the educational divide between urban and rural areas. By ensuring that children in far-flung barangays have access to adequate learning resources, the government seeks to address the disparity that often hampers their educational progress.
With this latest initiative, the Davao City government demonstrates its unwavering commitment to fostering education innovation. Recognizing the importance of progressive programs for the betterment of education, here are the ten latest programs implemented by the Davao City Government:
E-Learning Platforms: Introducing modern e-learning platforms to enhance remote education accessibility.
Teacher Training and Development: Investing in the continuous training and development of teachers to ensure high-quality education.
Learning Resource Centers: Establishing learning resource centers in underserved areas to provide access to books and learning materials.
Digital Libraries: Setting up digital libraries with vast collections of e-books and online resources.
STEM Education Advancement: Promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to prepare students for the future.
Inclusive Education Programs: Ensuring that education is accessible to children with disabilities through specialized programs.
School Infrastructure Upgrades: Revamping school infrastructures to create conducive learning environments.
School Feeding Programs: Providing nutritious meals to students to improve attendance and focus in class.
Parental Engagement Initiatives: Encouraging parents’ active involvement in their children’s education through workshops and outreach programs.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance: Offering scholarships and financial aid to deserving and underprivileged students to support their academic pursuits.
With these forward-thinking educational programs and the launch of the P7-million mobile library bus, Davao City cements its position as a beacon of progress and innovation in the field of education. By prioritizing the intellectual development of its youth and fostering a love for learning, the city takes a significant stride towards creating a brighter and more promising future for its citizens.
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