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HO W WE CAN WO RK TOGETHE R Regional Coordinators

Region Contact Information

Potential local partners, such as local government
1 Ms. Vivian Luz S. Pagatpatan
units, non-government organizations, civic groups, DepED Region I, San Fernando City, La Union * 072-607 8183
and schools who are interested in setting up an 2 Mr. Romulo S. Ancheta
eSkwela Center in your community may contact DepED Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya RO 2 * 078 805-3828
designated eSkwela Regional Coordinator or log on 3 Mr. Reynaldo F. Licay
to for more details. DepED RO III, Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando,
Pampanga * 045 455-2314
CAR Mr. Jose A. Bogwana
PROCESS FLOW FOR CENTER S ET-UP Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet * 074 422-5187
NCR Dr. Felicino C. Trongco
1. Contact the designated eSkwela Regional Misamis St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City * 02 929-4348
Coordinator (RC). 4A Ms. Elaine T. Balaogan
DepEd RO-IV-A, Karangalan Drive, Karangalan Village, Cainta, Rizal
2. Download, fill up, and submit the eSkwela * 02 647-6886
Application Form. 4B Ms. Mariflor B. Musa
3. The RC assesses the Application Form and DepED RO IV, MIMAROPA, Meralco Ave. Cor. St. Paul Road, Pasig
City * 02 637-2912 * 02 637-3139
communicates with the designated point person.
5 Mr. Ricardo M. Tejeresas
4. The RC conducts social mobilization activities Rawis, Legazpi City * 052 482-0369

(i.e. meeting with major community 6

stakeholders). 7 Dr. Vivian L. Yarte

DepED RO VII, Lahug, Cebu City * 032 414-7323 * 032 414-7325
5. Site-specific activities:
8 Dr. Victoria A. Briones
• Formation of the local Steering Committee DepED RO VIII, Candahug, Palo, Leyte * 053 323-3854
and conduct of meeting to discuss 9 Ms. Lucena Yañez
partnership parameters of partnership. DepED RO IX, Airport Road, Tiguma, Pagadian City *
062 215-3794 * 062 215-3751
• Legal documents are drafted.
10 Ms. Edith B. Lago-Ortega
• Detailed check of infrastructure set-up. DepED Cagayan de Oro, Yacapin Cor. Velez CDO * 8822 724-969
• Community selects designated site personnel
11 Ms. Henry Antonio R. Pasquito
based on required roles and competencies. DepED RO XI, F. Torres St., Davao City *
• Conduct of personnel training, if needed. 082-227-9342 * 082-221-6147

6. Community conducts learner-enrollment process. 12 Mr. Johnny M. Sumugat

DepED RO XII Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City * 083 228-8825
7. Personnel prepare the Center including the 13 Ms. Marilyn F. Antiquina
Learning Management System. DepED RO Butuan City * 085 342-8207 * 085 342-5969

8. Community launches and operates the Center as ARMM

well as ensures its sustainability - regular

monitoring and evaluation activities will be
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FOR OUT-OF-SCHO OL YOUTH AND ADULTS eSkwela: ang kwelang eskwela!
At the heart of the eSkwela is the Instructional Model that supports a
eSkwela Centers are blended type of project-based learning, which aims to build a learning
community-based e-learning environment where learners engage in activities that encourage them to
centers that provide ICT- acquire and apply life skills. Through module packages composed of
supported learning sessions interactive module guides and e-learning modules, facilitators promote self-
to learners who wish to paced learning with the appropriate use of various ICT resources and tools
finish their basic education for learning, communication, collaboration, and assessment.
requirements or to gain
relevant life skills for
personal growth, higher
education, or employment EVIDENCE OF SUCC ESS The effects are felt where it matters most: in the
. marginalized poor, with housewives, with the
eSkwela boasts of 283 e-learning modules and Expanding to 90 (105 by mid-May 2011) from an disabled – sectors
corresponding module guides for the Accreditation initial 4 pilot sites, the eSkwela Centers around the that have
and Equivalency Program. It also has four (4) TESDA country are living testimonials to the potentials of traditionally gotten
livelihood e-courses. These are all available for free. ICT in education by broadening access to quality the short shrift in
educational opportunities for learners who would like the one-size-fits-all
eSkwela relies heavily on community stakeholders by a new lease on life. arena of formal
setting-up, managing, and financing the centers’ education.
operations as well as providing support for

community-based projects. These include provision For its efforts,
We all know that our formal education
of infrastructure requirements - specifically the institutions only reach a minority of young Filipinos eSkwela was
space/site, renovation of the proposed space, utilities
including Internet connection, electricity and security,

who should be in school. eSkwela is a perfect
platform to go beyond the school system and reach
those who are not in school, or even those beyond
conferred a Certificate of Commendation by the
UNESCO ICT in Education Innovation Awards 2007-
2008 and an Honorable Mention Award by the 2010
and more importantly, the means to sustain the Philippine borders.
Center operations. Local DepEd-ALS Divisions and UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the
NGOs come in by designating dedicated learning Ms. Evangeline Lourdes Arroyo-Bernas, Use of Information and Communication Technologies
facilitators and center staff for the learning centers. eSkwela Conference 2009 in Education. It has also been named as a Laureate of
the 2011 Computerworld Honors Program.