The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) expressed desire that the newly hired and now recently trained instructional managers (IMs) will have strength to fulfill their duties and functions in line with their tasks as teachers in the remote areas of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) six acknowledged camps wherein the alternative learning system will be implemented starting August 2018.
“We pray to Allah (s.w.t) to give you strength to fulfill what you have committed to accomplish”, Mohammad S. Yacob, BDA Executive Director told the IMs in his brief talk during the closing program of the ALS IMs training with values transformation component held on July 28 at the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) Center for Excellence and Humanitarian Service.
“With education, there is a great chance that our communities will enjoy the fruits of development now that the Bangsamoro government comes in sight”, Yacob pointed out.
Further, he urged the ALS implementers (teachers) not to waste Allah’s reward for their efforts in the camps communities as this is not just responsibility towards the program but more of a commitment towards Him.
Supporting the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro(CAB), ALS component of the Mindanao Trust Fund – Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTF-RDP/2) seeks to address the education needs of the Bangsamoro communities particularly the orphans, out-of-school-youths, and the women including the Indigenous People living within the camps.
ALS training with values transformation was conducted on July 21-28 at Alnor Hotel in Cotabato City with partner agencies such as the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DeEDARMM) and the CFSI sending their people to assist BDA in terms of training personnel.
BDA Learning and Development Team composed of Hashim Manticayan, Swaib Mohamad and Mokamad Alon spearheaded the conduct of VTT as an entry strategy towards inculcating the needed values to succeed in the ALS implementation.
Further, DepEd-ARMM was represented by the following: Datumama Kabagani, Armando Patagani, Mary Ann Rawadin, Laila Mantawel, Anisa Baganian, Samrah Tatuang and Rolly Navarro who all took part in providing different lectures and conducting workshops for the IMs to learn more and apply it in the field.
Meanwhile, Prof. Abhoud Syed Lingga, MILF Joint Task Force for Camps Transformation, Noraida Abdullahkarim, CFSI Program Director for Mindanao, Julkipli Arsad, DepEd ALS Regional Supervisor, and John Ortiz, Education Program Supervisor II of DepEd Cotabato Province have also shared their brilliant words of encouragement to push the ALS IMs to work towards building a better Bangsamoro.