Lasallian education to 3 public schools
keeping with De La Salle University-Manila’s mission to provide
quality education to the less privileged, the Lasallian Institute
for Development and Educational Research (LIDER) under the
College of Education started a seven-year pilot project called
Operation Big Brother.
Started early this year, the project initially covers three
public high schools in Manila, namely V. Mapa High School,
Arellano High School, and G. Perfecto High School. The lead
persons of the project are LIDER Director and CED Dean Dr.
Allan Bernardo and Program Coordinator Dr. Sterling Plata.
The project involves the pilot sections in the first and second
year levels of each school. Two sections come from V. Mapa
High School and one each from Arellano High School and G.
Perfecto High School.
The program has three beneficiaries: the students, the teachers,
and the school. A total of 480 students received a complete
set of textbooks and school supplies early this school year.
The cost of their education is approximately at P52, 000 per
At the same time, 60 teachers are entitled to a scholarship
for a Master’s degree at DLSU-M. They will also receive regular
in-service teacher training programs to improve their teaching
Furthermore, they will receive peer coaching and peer tutoring
training to enable them to become effective trainers of their
co-teachers. Current enrollees are selected math, science,
and English teachers from G. Perfecto High School and V. Mapa
For the school, the University gives assistance in the improvement
of library facilities, instructional materials, and quality
of teachers. This year, it has donated a science lab and multimedia
learning resources, such as televisions, VHS players, and
projectors, to the three schools. DLSU-M will also facilitate
the institution of a teacher supervisory model as well as
a student information management system.
An enriched curriculum derived from Lasallian high schools
will be used in the pilot sections. Students will be given
similar content, materials, learning activities, requirements,
and evaluation as those used in Lasallian high schools.
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