Local Chief Executives, School Boards attend workshop to improve education
As education is one of the priorities in the 10-point agenda of every local government unit, local chief executives of the different municipalities and cities in SOCCSKSARGEN attended the workshop dubbed as Reinventing the Local School Board on November 08, 2017 at East Asia Royale Hotel, this City.
The said workshop was conducted by Synergeia Foundation in partnership with the Local Government Unit of General Santos City- AKLAT Division, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) SURGE project and Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) with the aim to develop doable programs to improve access and performance of students in schools, employ a systematic, holistic and bottom-up approach and appreciate the critical role of the Local Chief Executives and the Local School Boards in providing children with equal opportunity and access to relevant and sustainable education.
The resource speakers were Dr. Milwilda M. Guevarra, Chief Executive Officer of Synergeia, former Sarangani Governor Miguel Dominguez as Synergeia Trustee, Former Mayor of E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental Alfonso Gamboa, and Former Bulacan Governor Josie de la Cruz as one of the Synergeia Mentors.
In his welcome message, City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera shared the accomplishments and achievements of the city on mobilization of education and the involvement of the education stakeholders.
“I hope that you will be inspired with the thought that despite the difficulties we have encountered in implementing our desired programs for our community, there is always a way to do it,” Mayor Rivera said.
On his part, Former Sarangani Governor Mr. Miguel Dominguez on his discussion on the role of every local chief executive as a driver in providing quality basic education said “… the success of the program is not with the Mayors, but it is with the parents, the community and the people.” (CPIO/Pido/RSC/datb)