Project Citizen to be launched in Zamboanga

Project Citizen to be launched in Zamboanga

by UA&P News Desk on March 18, 2011 - 4:16 pm

From Zamboanga Today Online

The Zamboanga City Division Office of the Department of Education (DepEd) has been selected by the University of Asia and the Pacific to launch the 2011 Project Citizen, a campaign intended to develop school children not only as concerned citizens conscious of their civic duties but also develop skills in speaking the English language.

Dr. Maybelle Tee, Division Education Supervisor for Social Studies said the Zamboanga division office was one of the seven selected areas in the country chosen to launch DepEd’s newest advocacy.

Six social studies teachers under the Division Office were trained for 23 days in Antipolo City as part of the international project, which is introduced in 60 countries in preparation for the event.

Tee said Project Citizen is a pedagogical approach where critical skills, particularly discourse, civic knowledge and right attitudes are needed to influence public policies affecting the citizens.

Under the project, Tee said the students are then trained to seek out public policies interventions to help solve the problem confronting the residents of that locality.

Those undertaking the activity are trained earlier to be practically literate citizens, conscious of their civic duties, Tee said.

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