Lanao Sur teachers do more than teach children their ABCs. Four teachers from the municipalities of Taraka and Balindong show Synergeia what it is like to be a teacher. Read more...
Jesse Robredo’s Governance in Education
Secretary Jesse M. Robredo changed mindset, processes and values in the way public education is delivered. He made the system “bottom-up, transparent and participatory”. He emphasized the importance of measuring performance so that schools and public officials can be accountable to the people. He “Reinvented Local School Boards”, expanded their functions, and broadened their membership. He believed that people should be consulted on how budget should be spent. He exacted efficiency and honesty in public spending. He held school summits shocking parents on the poor learning performance of children. At the same time, he challenged them to work with him in providing them with the best education.
Valenzuela City is One of the Best LGUs in the Country
Synergeia is so proud of the Valenzuela City Government. Its Education 360Investment Program was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Programs in Local Governance by the Galing Pook Foundation.
Synergeia Mayors Use Measurable Outcomes to Gauge Governance Success
Synergeia Foundation gathered a panel of local chief executives together from its roster of partners to share best practices in education governance for the "Yapak ni Jesse" Mayors Conference in Education on Monday, Aug. 31. The forum was held in conjunction with Galing Pook's Governance Fair held from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia under the theme "Mamamayan Mamamayani."
Padre Garcia Schools Implement Reform Straight from the Classroom
Barefoot but all smiles, 7-year old Cyril Rocafort of Payapa Elementary School vibrantly utters the sound of the first letter that identifies the object in the colored picture she is holding up. "D-d-d-dress," she says in Filipino. The task is easy and it encourages Cyril to move on to other fun activity.
Panasonic Lights Up Children's Learning Center with Gift of Solar Lanterns through Synergeia
Children residing in an off-grid mountain village in Balindong, Lanao Del Sur can now improve their learning capacity with solar lanterns regularly lighting their once dark classroom. Synergeia is one of the organizations in the Philippines chosen to distribute a number of Panasonic solar lanterns as part of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project in celebration of the multinational corporation's 100th anniversary.
Mareng Winnie and Mayor John Rey Lend an Ear to Navotas Stakeholders' Concerns
Community representatives from Navotas City had a rare chance to meet with famous media personality and economist Prof. Solita "Mareng Winnie" Monsod in a forum provided by Synergeia Foundation during the USAID-funded Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) Convergence Workshop early this month. Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco also visited the workshop and graciously answered questions with regard to education.