June 26, 2011 in Baguio City
By LOURDES LOMAS-E
BAGUIO CITY — Taking from the quote: “Prevention is the best hope for reducing high road accident rates and for saving the lives of children”, public school teachers and school heads from the different elementary schools gathered for a two-day orientation seminar on traffic safety education.
From June 18-19, educators teaching Hekasi V and VI, Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao V and Vi, English V and Vi, and Science III from schools Pinget Elementary School, Bonifacio Elementary School, Pinsao Elementary School and Lucban Elementary School conceived as cluster 1 were given rudiments of road safety and its inclusion in the teaching subjects. The said two-day seminar was held at the Lucban Elementary School Social Hall.
The said activity was proposed to equip school heads and teachers on how to provide necessary knowledge, skills and values on traffic and road safety, to build repertoire of prevention strategies and increase the number of effective and innovative methods of preventing traffic and road accidents. The seminar was also aimed to enhance the capacity of existing systems by building professional capacity to improve and strengthen prevention effects within existing service system.
In between lectures and workshops, the teachers dig into the issues of road safety and measures through interactive discussions. They were engaged in workshop groups on the integration of road safety education into the subjects being taught by the participants.
The said training was spear headed by the Department of Education, Division of Baguio through the coordination of Dr. Evelyn Gabot, EPS I-Social Studies with the sponsorship of Saleng Foundation Inc., a non-government organization giving scholarships to children belonging to poor families who are hard-up with the cost of the present education. The different schools where the participants represented are the catchment areas of the said foundation. # nordis.net