It was a fair weathered morning, and the town was still silent. There were children seen going to school and a few vendors hoping to make a profit early in the morning. But they are not the only ones on the scene. On the valley of Pangasinan, in the municipality of Natividad, teachers from different districts and towns along with their principals gathered for a Teachers’ Training.
1. Education is a key factor in breaking the cycle of poverty. Almost 3 out of 4 poor families in the Philippines have household heads whose highest educational attainment is elementary education. Data show that income increases with higher levels of educational attainment.
2. Literacy and livelihood programs are not just developing knowledge and skills. They are about enabling people to think for themselves and developing processes through which they can identify issues that speak to their hearts, discuss them intelligently, debate on priorities, form a consensus, and work together to implement doable and small programs to address their needs.
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The Challenge: Filipino families look at education as a means to improve their way of life. Education provides children with opportunities to develop skills, gain knowledge and develop their talents. Poverty however limits access of students to quality education.
To read the whole the program, please download the PDF below.