FMRF starts annual literacy program

MANILA -- In line with its community development efforts, the Fleet-Marine Ready Force (FMRF) has started its annual literacy program dubbed "Sundalo ko, Teacher ko" during short ceremonies at the Porta Vaga Elementary School, Cavite City Wednesday.

Around 62 Grade III students are the beneficiaries of the program, said FMRF public affairs office chief Ensign Adeltrude T. Dayata.

The unit donated 70 white t-shirts and 70 hand student books to the beneficiaries.

On its fourth year, the project utilizes military personnel as teachers in collaboration with other PN units within Cavite City namely: Philippine Fleet, Naval Sea System Command, Naval Logistic Command and Civil-Military Operation Unit in the National Capital Region.

This initiative is in support to the Department of Education (DepEd) innovation program to improve the literacy rate and competency of the elementary grade pupils particularly the Grade III pupils. Sailors and Marines will handle two classrooms from 2-3 p.m. daily for a period of one month which started Aug. 23.

The subject matter to be discussed is Filipino values formation as enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution

Source: Philippine News Agency