Select Grade 9 and Grade 10 students from each class presented their Community-Based Action Project Addressing Strategically-Themed Learning Objectives through Networked Environments (CAPSTONE) plans to 16 barangay officials last Jan. 31, 2018.
Barangay officials from Latag, Tipacan, Duhatan, Pangao, Tibig, Mataas Na Lupa, Adya, Cumba, Quezon, Sampaguita, San Sebastian, Malagonlong, Calamias, Marawoy, Bulacnin, and Pusil listened to the students’ presentations highlighting the projects’ rationale, project description, and action plan. The officials provided feedback and informed the student presenters whether or not their proposals are approved for implementation. Grade 9 students’ projects are on education and literacy while the Grade 10’s are about waste management.
During the first quarter, the students underwent the Observation Stage, wherein they came up with a Profile of the barangays assigned to them, visited them, and conducted interviews with several households. On the second quarter, they started planning. In this stage, they designed their respective One Group Projects and secured a Memorandum of Understanding from the barangay officials. Meanwhile, this third quarter they are already implementing the projects. On the fourth they will be evaluating the impact of their projects.
The students’ CAPSTONE initiatives are based on some of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as the following: No Poverty, No Hunger, Good Health, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Renewable Energy. These projects were likewise inspired by the new Institutional Mission-Vision and Educational Innovation Framework, addressing real-world challenges with real-world solutions.