Lucena City GAD FPS supports 2017 NWMC
Schools Division Office of Lucena City and the school Gender and Development Focal Point System (GAD FPS) supported 2017 National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”.
The celebration aimed to inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services to promote citizen-centric governance and make “change” a conscious effort to know, understand, and provide what all citizens need; create and facilitate platforms to discuss good practices, gaps, challenges, and commitments in pursuing Gender and Development (GAD)–to strengthen the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women; and inspire and empower women and girls to be agent of change and contribute in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women.
SDO- Lucena City GAD FPS supported the celebration through distribution of brochures during the flag ceremony last March 6 and conducted Division On-the-Spot poster making contest to all Public Elementary and Junior High schools last March 10.
Alexa Kasandra Rivamonte, Grade 6 pupil of East 8 Elementary School, and Justin C. Compleza, Grade 10 student of Lucena City National High School – Mayao Parada Extension bagged first place for Elementary and Junior high school, respectively, and led them to join in the recently concluded Regional Poster Making Contest in Southern Luzon State University (SLSU), Lucban, Quezon last March 14-15.
In addition, Angelo S. Villanueva, EPS II, SM (M&E), together with Lucena Dalahican National High School (LDNHS) Maricris Arban, School GAD Coordinator, spearheaded the attendance of SDO Lucena City participants to the Regional Women’s Month Celebration on the said venue.
Relative to this, Maria Corazon A. Rubio, Head Teacher I in MAPEH of Lucena City National High School, was awarded as one of the Outstanding Women of DepEd CALABARZON, March 15.
Moreover, women were invited to participate in the online advocacy of the Philippine Commission on Women #BilangBabae and #PartnerForChange that aimed to gather women netizen’s perspectives on two things: (1) the changes that they want to see relative to women’s issues and concerns, and (2) how they see themselves contributing to make these changes happen.
Monitoring team from SDO GFPS visited schools during the conduct of the celebration. Women’s photo booth, seminars, advocacy items, tarpaulin printing and brochure were the different platforms to disseminate information on the importance of the celebration. (Angelo S. Villanueva, EPS II SM (M&E) SDO – Lucena City)