Israeli government to aid city’s education campaign

THE ISRAELI government has submitted a letter of intent to the city government of Davao in a ceremony held in Davao City last week for an educational assistance program.

 The project aims to provide some schools in the city with modules to be distributed in some of the public schools here.

 Speaking to reporters, Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau said the city and Israel were in the early stages of partnerships, among these an educational program called the Lighthouse Project.

 The Ambassador made a visit to one of the proposed project sites last week, the Mintal Comprehensive National High School.

 According to a copy of the letter of intent, Israel aims to provide Davao City with equipment that would be donated to public high schools here. Both parties will be signing a memorandum of agreement that would be processed by the city government.

 Israel said it recognized that it was willing to provide aid for the teachers of identified schools here.

 “There is a need to enhance the level of competence of the teachers by capacitating them with creative pedagogies with emphasis on the fields of innovation, science, and technology,” Israel said, according to the draft of the letter of intent.

 The program aims to be a model of quality education by providing capacity training for secondary teachers in the Innovation. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (ISTEAM) curriculum.

 If successful, the project will be replicated in other schools in the city.

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