DA-10 supports DepEd's planting program for psychosocial dev't

THE REGION
By PIA
August 7, 2020

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA)--Aiming to enrich the students' mental and social adequacy amid the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 health threat, more public schools here obtained vegetable seeds from the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)-10, July 27 at the agency compound.

A total of 1,800 packets of assorted vegetable seeds were given to four schools, namely, Gusa Regional Science High School (GRSHS); Gusa National High School (GNHS); Bugo Central School (BCS) and Puerto Elementary School (PES).

The Department of Education (DepEd)-Division of CDO City will conduct mental health and psychosocial support activities to promote school learners, parents and personnel's well-being.

Through their "My Pet Plant Project", the students will learn how to grow and appreciate the nature of plants while documenting from planting of the seeds up to its harvest.

According to GRSHS Teacher Shoji-an D. Daradal, all stages in the plants' growth will relate to the subjects being taught to the students. Meantime, BCS Teacher Elsa Ylanan said, the students will be provided with seeds along with answer sheets, for them to record their observations in the nature of growing vegetables in their respective homes.

Moreover, GNHS Administrative Staff Pio Jaime A. Amigo conveyed, such school activity will uplift the morale and provide psychosocial support for the students and the parents amid the ongoing health crisis.

Overall, more than 5,000 students from these schools are targeted to benefit from the free veggie seeds of DA. (DA10/PIA10)


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