The 3rd Year implementation of the Respect Education Program (REP) has been met with excitement and happiness as Pasali Philippines simultaneously launched the program in July 2015 in 33 schools: nine (9) elementary schools and three (3) secondary schools in General Santos City; four (4) elementary schools in Sarangani Province; and seventeen (17) schools in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat.
The activity was participated by teachers headed by their principal, some of the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU), parents, students of REP beneficiaries from grades 4 to 10 and Pasali staffs who work together to make the program more meaningful and really a tool in building peace between and among the IPs, Moro and Christians.
Warm accommodation and support for Pasali Respect Education Program were expressed by the schools administration and the children were observed to behave in a way they should despite the heat of the sun. The launching started with the introduction of Respect Education program and Pasali staffs were also given the opportunity to introduce themselves.
The mode of implementation this year will be a one-day Respect workshop in which all five (5) respect modules will be distributed into series of monthly workshops: “Getting to Know” for the month of July, “I am..” in August, “Welcome to my world” in September, “We are Mindanao” in December and for the month of January will be the “Show Respect” workshop. The first respect workshop focused on the expression of respect, peace, love and unity by creating an open and friendly learning environment.
The program gained acknowledgement and appreciation from the teachers and saying that Respect Education complements with the peace education of the Department of Education.
Cordaid conducted its 3rd Financial Monitoring (FM) for one of its partner, the Pasali Philippines Foundation Inc. last July 17, 2015 thru Ms. Jacqueline Villar, Cordaid Financial Consultant in the Philippines in which Pasali attained a significant result of 93% or 123 out of 132 action points to be fully implemented. The Administration and Finance Unit, took seriously the result of the second FMS follow up and helped ensure the compliance of the full implementation of the Financial Management Implementation Plan including those that needs top management support. The Financial Monitoring is Cordaid’s way of helping its partners in its project implementation, governance & financial system and evaluate areas for improvement through regular trainings and assessment.
Last year, Catholic Relief Services – USCBB conducted a Standard Sub-recipient Assessment Summary where Pasali Philippines Foundation, Inc. attained a significant result of 97%.
As one of the nominees to participate in the 2015 Impact Awards of Stars Foundation, Pasali Philippines underwent an assessment last July 10 – 13, 2015 by Sadia Mahmud-Marshall, an independent consultant working on behalf of Stars Foundation. The visit included staff interviews, organizational assessment and visits to project areas.
Stars Foundation, based in United Kingdom, recognises and rewards effective, well-managed local organisations improving the lives of children in the countries with the highest rates of under-five mortality through their Stars Impact Awards programmes. Their package of support includes flexible funding and non-financial support, to allow organisations to direct resources where they need it most - to respond to changing realities on the ground, invest in the future, or simply keep the lights on. Throughout the Awards selection process, applicants will be selected on the following assessment criteria: (1.) Delivery of programmes and impact on the lives of disadvantaged children, (2) Strategy and Leadership, (3) Effective finance and administration, (4) Stakeholder involvement and accountability and (5) Human resource management. As a whole, the Stars Foundation judges on the positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and the excellent management practices.
In Pasali, the Stars Foundation looked into various interventions both in General Santos City and Palimbang Municipality service areas specially in the interventions to children. Pasali proudly highlighted one of its flagship program, the Respect Education program – a child motivational learning program, also an effective peace building activity for children that is now being adopted in 72 public schools, with 262 teachers and 7,105 children participating.
One winner for each country in Asia will be chosen; the result will be announced this October 2015.
Respect Education Program (REP)
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