Valenzuela hires new teachers for ALS program

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To enhance the ALS (Alternative Learning System) program in Valenzuela City, the city government provided new modules for the 40 newly-hired instructional managers (IMs).

Mayor Rex Gatchalian said they added 40 new IMs or teachers as part of expanded upgraded ALS program. They are now undergoing Basic Training Course on ALS.

“We added 40 on top of the 30 we had originally. It’s part of our expanded upgraded ALS program,” the mayor told Politiko.

The 5-day training aims to equip the new IMs with the new Entrepreneurship and Literacy and Empowerment Modules, developed by the city government of Valenzuela and Synergeia Foundation that they will impart to the new batch of ALS Project Tokbuk beneficiaries.

The lectures are being conducted by Dr. Milwida Guevarra, president and chief executive officer of Synergeia Foundation, the partner of Valenzuela City for the Education 360 Degrees Investment Program.

Gatchalian said the Katok Para sa Magandang Bukas or Project Tokbuk is the city’s educational campaign to strengthen the ALS Program of the Department of Education (DepED).

It sought to entice the out-of-school youths in the city listed in the 2016 Community-Based Monitoring System to sign up with the ALS Program.