The Graduate School has visited the San Nicolas Primary School and Getulio National High School in an attempt to select them as beneficiaries of their proposed extension activities as part of its commitment to educate, nurture, and empower educational institutions’ personnel. On December 2, 2022, Dr. Margie Y. De La Cruz, Director of Community Extension Services, initiated this initial visit. Together with her were Dr. Mona Liza H. Sollano, program head of the Master of Education (MEd), and Prof. Rodrigo G. Paglomutan Jr., Extension Coordinator of the Graduate School.
The San Nicolas Primary School and Getulio National High School in the municipality of Buenavista, Guimaras were chosen by the team because of their prior involvement and activities therein.
Grades 1 to 6 are offered at San Nicolas Elementary School, which cater pupils of diverse backgrounds from surrounding barangays. The primary objective of the proposed activity is to conduct training on module development, process, formulate, and package modules. The team reviewed the upcoming activities to be held at their school during their meeting with Mrs. Lenie Rose Tabifranca, Teacher-in-Charge of the aforementioned school. Sanitation and personal hygiene, and waste management are all included in this module. This module which is written in English will also be translated in Hiligaynon, the province’s official local dialect, and Inati, the language of the indigenous people known as Ati in Barangay San Nicolas.
After the Guimaras State University personnel trained and shared them with the necessary knowledge on the said areas, teachers from San Nicolas Primary School will take in charge of educating the children. Even though those children are unable to attend formal schooling, at least they have the essential skills and knowledge. They will also train and impart this knowledge to the parents, particularly those in the Ati Community so that they can home-school their children.
In the same manner, the team also visited Getulio National High School in Getulio, Buenavista, Guimaras, where they talked with Mrs. Gina C. Valencia, the teacher-in-charge of the school. They also discussed about developing module for green technology.
Both schools agreed to receive training on module development, and Guimaras State University would provide such training for San Nicolas Primary School and Getulio National High School teachers.
The Guimaras State University – Community Extension Services is committed to implement this kind of activity, and the Graduate School is looking forward to the success of these planned activities for both schools.