Davao City (July 9, 2018) – The Department of Education of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) launched here today, July 9, a grant facility that will fund innovations in education.
The grant facility, dubbed Responsive Innovation Fund (RIF), provides opportunities for all education stakeholders to contribute to the delivery of quality education in the ARMM. Atty. RasolMitmug, Jr., regional secretary of ARMM’s Education department, said education is everybody’s business.
“We want everyone to contribute brilliant ideas, or innovations, that will result in improved learning outcomes of our schoolchildren or strengthen education governance in the region,” said Sec. Mitmug.
RIF, he said, is one of the key features of DepEd-ARMM’s Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (Pathways), an program funded by the Australian Government.
Sec. Mitmug added that among the priorities of RIF are providing primary education to children and youth that have no access to schools, bringing out-of-school children and youth back to school, embedding ARMM’s rich cultural heritage in learning, and promoting peace-building through education.
“The RIF grants range from P500,000 to P4 million,” said Sec. Mitmug. DepEd-ARMM welcomes proposals from parents, teachers, and local government units in ARMM as well as from civil society organizations, local, and international development organizations.
He said projects funded by RIF would run for six months to one year, or longer, especially for longitudinal studies. Applicants may visit www.pathways.ph/rif to know more of the facility and to download the application form.
Applications can be sent through [email protected] or to the Pathways Program Management Office located at DepEd-ARMM, ORG Compound in Cotabato City.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
July 10, 2018 @ 09:13