SUGPAT team flies to Northern Samar for project management workshop

Last December 13 to December 15, 2021, the SUGPAT team, together with the Education Officer of UNICEF Philippines, Avelino Mejia Jr, flew to Northern Samar to conduct a 2-day Project Management Course Workshop with representatives from various organizations from the province attending the workshop. The Project Management Course Workshop is a 2-day workshop designed to…

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ALS implementers complete specialized trainings under Power for Youth Project

After a 9-month journey on specialized and needs-based trainings for Alternative Learning System (ALS) implementers, 57 ALS implementers from Zamboanga del Norte completed series of trainings under the Power for Youth Project. Last December 9, 2021, 28 ALS teachers completed the “GoALS Program: A Capacity Development Program on Instructional Materials Development and Action Research”, while…

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SUGPAT handovers ZNYDA Strategic Plan to Zambo del Norte Governor Uy

Last August 12, on International Youth Day, The SUGPAT Program handovers the “Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) Comprehensive Strategic Plan for 2021-2022” to Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Uy. The comprehensive strategic plan is the product of the ZNYDA members’ planning and strategizing for the past year since the alliance was officially established.…

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IYD 2021 spotlights youth innovations in transforming food systems

“I realized that even a small child can actually propose solutions to the pressing problems of our society, one of which is food security,” Muneer Hinay said, talking about his then 9-year-old daughter’s idea to replenish their school garden, which eventually led to them starting an initiative that educates the youth on the importance and…

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R9 ALS supervisors undergo training on Academic Leadership and Supervision

ALS supervisors consisting of eight (8) Alternative Learning System (ALS) Focal Persons and 22 Education Program Specialists for ALS (EPSA) from the Zamboanga Peninsula Region undergo module on Academic Leadership and Supervision as part of their Educational Leadership and Management (ELMC) course.  Renee Vieve Kanindot from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s School of Education led…

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Zamboanga del Norte ALS learners participate in entrepreneurship program

Edna Duhaylungsod, an ALS learner from Zamboanga del Norte, started her own business with 70 pesos. Through an online training she participated in, Edna was equipped with new business strategies to grow her business. Aiming to capacitate ALS learners to start their own businesses, a training entitled “Maayong Pagnegosyo (MAPA): Youth Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship Program”…

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GoALS fellows halfway through Action Research Program, ALS teachers develop instructional materials development

To respond to the need of the Department of Education’s drive to improve the quality of teaching, ING and UNICEF Philippines, in partnership with Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s (ADZU) The SUGPAT Program, designed the GoALS Program, a capacity development program for Alternative Learning System (ALS) teachers on instructional materials development and action research. Four months…

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Youth Development Alliance Updates: ZNYDA co-organizes MAPA Program, Northern Samar partners meet for target setting

The Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) along with other implementing partners People Systems Consultancy, ING, UNICEF Philippines, and Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s The SUGPAT Program, organizes the Maayong Pagnegosyo (MAPA) Program. The ZNYDA, through the efforts of the Department of Education Zamboanga del Norte Division, identified the ALS learners who took part in…

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ZNYDA Update: Members join forces in strategic action planning, enhancement of ZNYDA strategic plan

The Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance Strategic Planning, which was a 7-month journey for its members, finally wrapped up with an enhanced ZNYDA Action Plan.  On March 18, the ZNYDA members met for the third phase of the strategic planning. A total of 19 representatives from different government agencies, youth organizations, and non-government organizations…

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