DA-Caraga Regional Information Officer Rebecca Atega said aside from providing the schools with different varieties of vegetable seeds, series of activities were conducted last month as an advocacy to the project. Atega added elections of officers were also conducted in every school to strengthen and sustain the activities being conducted in line with the project. Further, the regional information officer of the agriculture department in the region emphasized that teachers and parents are also involved in the activities as they guide the pupils and students in planting and taking care of the vegetables.
Prior to this, Atega said the parents together with the teachers and students are encouraged to participate seminars and trainings on how to plant and take care of vegetable plants. With this development, Atega said the DA will continue to distribute varieties of vegetable seeds to schools to ensure sustainability of the program. “Atong padayonon ang pagpang-apud-apod sa mga liso sa gulay sa mga eskuwelahan, ingon man usab ang mga tools and equipment sa gardening aron pagagamiton sa mga bata… ug duna pud kita’y pagabuhaton nga pagbansay-bansay kanila,” Atega said. (We will continue
to distribute vegetable seeds to schools and we will also provide them with tools and equipment on gardening for use by the schoolchildren… we will also conduct trainings for them.) The official also said the program will not only teach the schoolchildren how to plant and take care of vegetables but more importantly, they will be informed of the values of agriculture. The “Gulayan sa Paaralan” is a project initiated by the Department of Education (DepEd) and DA during the previous administration in support of the government’s hunger mitigation and poverty alleviation efforts.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
ONE MINDANAO 21
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