2010 National Literacy Conference and Awards

In celebration of the annual Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other Government Organizations (GOs), Local Government Units (LGUs), Private Organizations (POs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), will hold the National Literacy Conference and Awards for the year 2010 at Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City on September 8-11, 2010.

In line with the priority agenda of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) for 2009–2010: Literacy and Empowerment, the theme of the National Literacy Conference is:

Community Development: A Shared Responsibility to Society through Functional Literacy. 

 Program of Activities

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Identify and adopt ways and measures to strengthen partnership between the local government and the community in literacy programs;
  • Enable participation in development effort for the community; and
  • Generate and share ideas and experiences on good literacy practices.

The following participants are expected to attend the conference:

  1. Bureau, Center, and Regional Directors or their representatives; Bureau/Regional Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs; Regional Supervisors of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and Formal Education;
  2. Schools Division Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents; Division Supervisors of ALS and Formal Education; District Supervisors; Principals/Head Teachers of Elementary and Secondary Public and Private Schools; and ALS Coordinators and Mobile Teachers especially those from the 5th and 6th Class Municipalities/Districts and Provinces included in the 30 focused barangays with lowest literacy rates (Please see attached list);
  3. Officers of government agencies with extension programs involving literacy or continuing education;
  4. Heads and members of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) involved in universalizing literacy in every region.
  5. Heads of Local Government Units (LGUs), Barangay Chairmen and Kagawad, Barangay Health Workers and Officers involved in the universalization of literacy;
  6. Heads of Private/Corporate Foundations with interest in education or literacy; and
  7. Heads and members of academic institutions particularly those in charge of National Service Training Program-Literacy Training Service (NSTP-LTS).

One of the highlights of the conference would be the awarding cash prizes and trophies to winners in the Literacy Programs and Local Government Units (Independent Component and Component City, Highly Urbanized City, Municipal Level Class A and B) categories for their exemplary accomplishments in literacy development through their programs and projects.

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