LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Chief of the Schools Governance Operations Division (SGOD), Lucio B. Alawas, heartened the 65 guidance designates who attended the 3-day Capability Building in the implementation of guidance-related programs held at Ecolodge, Baguio City on July 25-27, to aim at decreasing the dropout and failure rate while raising the learners’ performance by intensifying the provision of constructive interventions that would address the root cause of the difficulties and maladaptive behaviors of the 21st century generation of learners.
Youth Formation Coordinators Joven Agtani and Kenneth Kelcho designed said activity to capacitate the guidance designates from the different public secondary schools so that all the guidance-related programs vital in the holistic development of the learners will be fully executed especially so that the learners are in the crucial stage of adolescents wherein they are inevitably inclined to risk-taking behaviors.
Christine Gina Camsol, of the Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA), and Jojet Lamberto Mondares, a provider of art gallery and psychological services adeptly discussed the adolescent mental health and well-being and dealing with adolescent crisis, respectively.
Also, the knowledge and awareness of the trainees on parenting in the 21st century cum adolescents’ life skills and positive discipline in everyday teaching were enriched through the spirited presentations of Ursula Dalay-on and Rolando Malafu of La Trinidad district.
Benguet division personnel, Attorney Nover Singgangan and Mayclaire Jimenez, elucidated on breaking the chain of violence against children, the child protection policy embodied in the DepEd Order 40 series 2012 and on the proper referral system of cases not within the dominion of any school personnel like child abuse, use and possession of prohibited drugs and the like.
Likewise, the trainees were oriented by Ana Fe Anton and Eric Wanson of the ICT office on the 2.0 Legal Services Information System (LSIS), a tool that aides the reporting of all forms of abuses and bullying in the school setting.
Correspondingly, Tina Dolnagon and Joan Hertimia of Mankayan and Bakun districts expounded on career guidance and drug education programs.
The participants hailed the training organizers and resource speakers for empowering them and fueling their passion in carrying out their appended functions as guidance designate in their respective stations.
By URSULA MANODON DALAY-ON