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Rappler story on out-of-school youth in Bicol wins DOLE media award

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program

YouthWorks PH bridges youth skills from school to work

May 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'The project is all about enhancing the skills of the youth to be employed,' says Philippine Business for Education Chair Ramon del Rosario

DepEd records decrease in out-of-school youth

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:37 PM

Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says the decrease is observed mainly among individuals aged 16 to 24, as many of those who returned to school after dropping out went back to senior high school

BACK IN SCHOOL. Officials from the Department of Education say the implementation of Senior High School has helped to decrease the number of out of school youth. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

10M out-of-school children worldwide to get primary education

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:39 AM

In Asia, 3.2 million children will benefit from the program of Qatar-based Education Above All Foundation

EDUCATION ABOVE ALL. Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, announces that 10 million out of school children will receive primary education. Screenshot from Instagram/educationaboveall_eaa

Couple behind Albay ecotourism center sends scholars to college

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center in Albay becomes a blessing for out-of-school youth

AN ADVOCACY. It is the advocacy of the Newhall couple to send kids to school out of the revenue of the Mirisbiris Nature Center. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

DepEd partners with UNESCO, KOICA on new ALS project

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The project will focus on Tacloban City and the municipality of Palo in Leyte

ALS PROJECT. According to DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, the initiative aims to tackle gender inequality in education, and help girls to realize their full potential. All photos by Cielo Esmeria

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Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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UE student teaches kids on the street

Apr 18, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The kids who live in the middle of the university belt do not know how to write or count Dara Tuazon a University of the East student hopes to change that

ICT, out-of-school youth programs hit by DepEd’s unspent P43B budget

Aug 10, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Failure in bidding out procurement contracts also affects the delivery of science and mathematics equipment and textbooks in 2015

Briones: I told Duterte he has no choice but to implement senior high

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says her department has to be as active with its Alternative Learning System as it is with senior high school

K TO 12. Education Secretary Leonor Briones recounts her conversation with President Rodrigo Duterte on the senior high school program. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

SONA 2016: Duterte wants mandatory education on evils of drugs

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:07 PM

The President also talks about plans to increase spending on basic education and to intensify the education department s Alternative Learning System

FIRST SONA. Filipinos record the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on their devices at the Philippine Congress building in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, July 25, 2016. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Kariton Klasrum to help senior high school dropouts

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the number of dropouts due to senior high school could range from 200 000 to 400 000 students

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A Kariton Klasrum on display during the program's culminating activity on Thursday, June 16, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Robredo thanks parents of Kariton Klasrum kids for valuing education

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Malaki po ang kahulugan nito para mabigyan ng pag asa yung ating bayan na mayroong mga kagaya nyo na kahit maraming limitasyon sa buhay patuloy pa ring nangangarap says the Vice President elect

SELFIE. Vice President-elect Leni Robredo poses for a photo with a parent of a Kariton Klasrum completer. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

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Jun 06, 2016 - 8:10 PM

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The country's next leaders should focus on the youth

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Reaping the fruits of a demographic dividend is not too late for the Philippines but it will not happen without investing in and involving the youth

Cagayan de Oro debate crowd: Where are our issues?

Feb 22, 2016 - 4:43 PM

The first presidential debate fails to take up candidates plans for the indigenous peoples of Mindanao agriculture and persons with disabilities

The crowd watching the PiliPinas Debates 2016 at the Capitol University gym in Cagayan de Oro Ciity, Philippines, February 21, 2016. photo by Bobby Lagsa / Rappler

Early registration for public school students on January 30

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:04 PM

For this year s early registration the education department will focus on the last milers or children and youth who are out of school

EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS. Parents look after their children during the first day of school in Batasan Elementary School on June 1, 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No 'headaches' in education for next admin, says Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III reports about backlogs that have been addressed and programs that help bring children back to school

NO BACKLOGS. Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Final MDG report: Literacy up, but 57M kids still out of school

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Only Eastern Asia and Northern Africa have reached universal or nearly universal enrollment in primary education

CHILDREN IN CONFLICT SITUATIONS. Displaced Yemeni children who fled their areas affected by fighting and airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, live at a shelter inside a school turned temporary evacuation center in Sana’a, Yemen, 11 June 2015. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Bring kids back to classrooms: Are you #UpForSchool?

May 23, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The UpForSchool campaign targets to get 58 million out of school children back into classrooms

Gaps remain as PH misses 2015 education goals

Apr 11, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The country has already put in place the Education for All Acceleration Plan 2015 It will join the rest of the world in setting new education targets for 2030 during the World Education Forum in South Korea

Batanes mayor to LGUs: Invest more in out-of-school youth

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Huwag naman tayong masyadong tipid sa pagbigay ng suporta financially sa mga ito Sabtang Mayor Maxilindo Babalo urges other local government units

HELPING THE YOUTH. The municipality of Sabtang has identified 77 out-of-school youth, all of which are now learners under the education department's Abot Alam program. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Ivatan mom learns welding to escape poverty

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Siena Mergal dropped out of college because she can t keep up with her more computer literate classmates But when it comes to welding she has proven to be a fast learner

HANDS ON MOM. Aside from taking care of 4 children, Siena Mergal, 28, learns welding to earn more. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

The Ivatan boy who wants to be a carpenter

Apr 03, 2015 - 10:54 AM

17 year old Christian Enciso wants to learn carpentry in Batanes where carpenters are few so he can work in Manila and send his siblings to school

WHERE ARE THE CARPENTERS? Batanes has few carpenters, and fewer young people are interested in learning it. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Batanes is 1st province with no out-of-school youth

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Hundreds of high school graduates used to be idle in Batanes Now all of them are learning functional skills so they can earn for their families

NEW SKILLS. Former out-of-school youth in the island municipality of Sabtang, Batanes are learning food processing and other entrepreneurial skills. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Early registration in public schools begins January 24

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:32 PM

The education department says early registration will run until February 27 to avoid overcrowding when schools open in June

EARLY REGISTRATION. Filipino pupils get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2014. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Capiz young people bounce back after Yolanda

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM

One hundred out of school youths receive training on bread and pastry making carpentry massage and meat and fish processing finding employment afterwards

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UNICEF: PH 'a little behind' in upholding children's rights

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The Philippines has not done badly in terms of upholding children s rights but there has been stagnation says UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander

CHILD-FRIENDLY PHILIPPINES. Filipino Muslim children inside a school classroom in Patikul, Sulu, southern Philippines, September 28, 2014. File photo by Ben Hajan/EPA

Street-smart math kids now scholars

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Three boys show us that personal circumstances are not obstacles to talent and hard work

The children who can't enter kindergarten

Jun 19, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The Philippines is home to over 2 million working Filipino children aged 5 17 as of 2013 Many of them lack access to proper education and nutrition

CHILD'S PLAY. A group of children make use of their slippers during an improvised game of volleyball

Education for all by 2015? Not happening, says Unesco

Apr 10, 2014 - 1:09 PM

According to the UN agency countries still lagging behind their goals must spend more on education

DepEd 2014 target: Get 1M dropouts back to school

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The 2012 Labor Force Survey shows there are 4 2 million out of school youth in the country; 64 of them wants to study again says a youth commission poll

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A recent survey shows there are 4.2 million out-of-school youth in the Philippines. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Tech is good, but learner must come first

Jan 30, 2014 - 11:25 AM

A non profit organization launches an e book project for the out of school youth in Manila

[DASH OF SAS] What about boys?

Oct 09, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Women and girls hold up half the sky and boys the other

Are graduates of alternative high schools ready for college?

Oct 02, 2013 - 4:26 PM

Congress wants former President Arroyo s ladderized education program institutionalized to help prepare ALS graduates for the academic rigors of college

Who's excited about Saturday school?

Sep 18, 2013 - 7:05 AM

In Muntinlupa the education department s Alternative Learning System ALS is helping the least the last the lost have a chance at life again

LUNCH BREAK. Oliver's Saturday class led by Luz Osorio (far right). All photos by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

'In tune for education'

Jul 06, 2013 - 10:57 PM

According to UNESCO we rank 5th among countries with the most out of school children in the world