DepEd-ARMM assists crisis-torn Marawi schools

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COTABATO CITY: The Department of Education–Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) will provide e-learning assistance, psychosocial first aid and a feeding program for Marawi school children affected by the crisis. DepEd-ARMM Asst. Secretary Alfhadar Pajiji said they have been operating 11 temporary learning spaces as alternative schools in six municipalities with 3,289 school children and 122 teachers. About 132 schools with 22,714 students and 2,933 teachers have been affected by the Marawi crisis. The e-learning assistance is a regular project of DepEd-ARMM under its computerization program intended for Geographically Isolated and Disadvantage Areas (GIDA). Secondary schools under GIDA have been included in the current response to the crisis that also includes solar panels with batteries to store power, tablets and laptop. About 1,400 teachers are also provided with psychosocial first aid.

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