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GIP benes as 'Extension Teachers' aid public schools in modular learning education
Masbate – In support to the Distance Learning Modality of the Department of Education (DepEd), twenty-nine beneficiaries of the Government Internship Program (GIPs) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) served as “Extension Teachers” to help five (5) public schools in Masbate.

Dubbed as ‘Extension Teachers’, these beneficiaries perform tasks such as printing, sorting, distribution and retrieval of modules and conducting home visitation to assess learners’ needs and assist them with modules.

Daria A. Marcos, 29, deployed at Pawican National High School expressed her gratitude to the program as she was able to immerse in the real world of public service.

“Grabe po gayod na akon pasalamat kay nakasulod ako sani na programa san DOLE. Napakahirap yana maghanap sin trabaho. Dili ko aram kun diin ako makuha san panggastos sa uruadlaw san duwa ko na anak. Pero yana, aram ko po na may papaabuton ako. I am also happy to be of service to my previous school, Pawican National High School, and its learners. The experience I gain during this internship will equip me with my future endeavor which is also in the field of teaching.”

Marcos, a single mother of two, is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED), Major in English.

On the other hand, a Grade 10 teacher in Catangian National High School said that GIP beneficiaries who served as extension teachers have immensely contributed to the implementation of the blended learning modalities in school.

“Dako-dako po sinda (GIP-Interns) na bulig sa amon na mga teachers lalo yana na grabe an challenges na amon guina-agihan sani na bag-o na mode san paga-tukdo kag pagpa-aram sa mga estudyante. Katahom kay may irog sani na programa an DOLE. Aside from the allowance and experience that these Interns will earn, the school and the learners also benefit from it."

The 29 beneficiaries were graduates of either BSED or BEED and some of them were LET passers waiting for opportunities to enter DepEd.

In line with the field of teaching, they just fit to the need of the schools---an augmentation to teachers in the most difficult time of providing students with learning as face-to-face classes are still unfavorable.

"Now that distance learning is the only feasible way to give students an access to learning, our DOLE GIP is a very timely assistance to our partner agency, the DepEd." Ma. Ella E. Verano, Provincial Head of DOLE-MPFO said.

Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita said that GIP is a good training ground for interns before being absorbed in the government service, and a good opportunity to acquire experience.

The DOLE Government Internship Program (GIP) aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve general public in government agencies'/entities' projects and programs at the national and local level. (EO no. 139 s. 1993; DOLE AO no. 260-15)

The internship period shall be a minimum of three (3) months to a maximum of six (6) months and may be re-admitted for another six (6) months.


Raw data from: DOLE Masbate





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