LANAO DEL NORTE, (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) through its External Partnership Service (EPS) and in partnership with Information and Communications Technology Services (ICTS) has developed an online reporting system called the DepEd Partnership Database System (DPDS) to capture all the partnerships initiatives of DepEd to strategically address resources gaps in basic education delivery.
DepEd Lanao del Norte conducted five-day training and orientation from April 15-17, and 22-23 on DepEd Partnership Database System and Social Mobilization Skills.
This was participated by all school principals held at Division Office, Function Hall, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
This training and orientation was purposely made to prepare for the upcoming Brigada Skwela 2019 to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and clients in order to bring an efficient and effective delivery of basic education services.
Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Mary Ann M. Allera cited some tips on how to use social media in order to have a good relationship with stakeholders, partners or associates.
“I truly believe that social media has the power to make the world a better place and now I expect that you teachers will do the same,” Allera said.
Partnership Database System
Dr. Rasmila M. Cosain, organizer of the event, conducted a workshop on how to consolidate all partnership data through its Partnership Data Sheet which was initially introduced and piloted by ESP or External Partnership Service in Regions.
Other objectives were to identify data requirements in partnerships for basic educations, revisit the existing reporting tools and mechanics in the ESP and prototype partnerships datasheet and reporting templates.
Social Mobilization Skills
To ensure the provision of resources needed by the school division office, schools and learning centers, and compliance to standards towards good governance and effective operations, DepEd Lanao del Norte needed to establish and manage a communication system to strengthen relationships with external partners and inform the public of the status and accomplishments of the school division.
Through social networking, stakeholders or partners can provide technical assistance or resources to carry out various programs and projects in schools.
Schools Division Superintendent, Roy Angelo E. Gazo also discussed Social Mobilization Skills based on his life experience.
He said, “I believe that we are not lacking in materials/resources, we lack creativity."