TUA Accelerates and Champions School Transformation with BGBES
Trinity University of Asia’s Basic Education unit, and Education Department’s Organization of Future Teachers (OFT) held the TUA Rethinking Education, Championing and Accelerating School Transformation (RECAST) Project Awarding Ceremony and Orientation Program at Betty Go Belmonte Elementary School (BGBHS) last February 15, 2021.
During the program proper, Mr. Julius D. Somera, Officer-in-Charge, TUA Junior High School, shared that Project RECAST was conceptualized because of his passion and love for educating learners. Mr. Somera was holding free online math tutorials but was challenged to sustain his tutoring due to hectic schedules.
“I believe that despite of my hectic schedule, I needed to find time to translate the university’s vision and mission to something useful,” shared Mr. Somera.
Project RECAST is a partnership between TUA’s Basic Education, TUA’s CASE Education Department, and BGBES which aims to fulfill two objectives; provide internet connectivity resources to all its beneficiaries by providing sim card with monthly data allowance and subscription as well as bridge the learning gaps of the beneficiaries through the aid of Trinitian learning assistants. This project was funded by the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) and Inteligente Publishing Inc.
The said project has 10 Trinitian learning assistants which consists of selected faculty members of the Senior High School (SHS) and Junior High School (JHS) department and selected student leaders from SHS Student Leaders Council, JHS Student Leaders Council and OFT.
Each Trinitian learning assistant will be handling five (5) grade five students each for one hour tutorial sessions thrice a week. The project offers tutorials on Math, English and Science and will formally start on March 1, 2021.
“Gusto ko po talaga sumali kasi naalala ko yung pamangkin na tinuturuan ko. Yung mindset ko talaga [coming into this program] is maging active, maging socially responsible, at mag-serve sa ibang tao,” expressed Ms. Desiree Catubig, President, TUA-Senior High School Student Leaders Council (TUA-SHS SLC).
Mr. Somera boasted that the said project is a tangible evidence of the University’s core values and Five Marks of Mission. “We continue to be committed in providing quality educational services to our students and to transform a community of learners as leaders towards a humane society,” he adds.
Present during the RECAST Awarding and Orientation program were the Project Proponents, Mr. Julius D. Somera and Mr. Alejandro C. Vinalay, Dr. Ebenezer A. Beloy, the OIC Chief of Curriculum Implementation Division of DepEd School Division of Quezon City, Dr. Alice F. Masubay, an alumna of TUA Graduate School and the Principal of Betty Go-Belmonte Elementary School, the learning assistants frm TUA and the parents of student-beneficiaries.