Brigada Pagbasa Program

Individuals’ knowledge has advanced primarily through reading. It is a reality that more concerns have been raised about improving reading instruction than about any other curriculum project. Unfortunately, there is still considerable space for improvement even with a lot of reading.

The difficulties of reading comprehension persist in both mainstream inclusive institutions and the field, where there is a high prevalence of students who struggle with reading and understanding. That is why early intervention is needed to improve student progress, particularly for individuals who struggle with reading and comprehension.

As part of the Brigada Eskwela Initiative, the World Vision Development Foundation, collaborating with the Department of Education, developed the “Brigada Pag-Asa” project, which is a mass reading initiative. The project aims to bring together professionals, policymakers, change makers, and other individuals from all sectors of local and international agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors to form collaborations among agencies to form efforts and resources toward dealing with challenges and opportunities to contribute in addressing current challenges and gaps in the country’s education by equipping students with 21st-century skills.

Also Read: Brigada Eskwela Program: How to Participate in Your School

The Brigada Eskwela’s “Bayanihan sa Paaralan” theme promotes the country’s collaboration in fostering cooperation for safe living and resolving social problems and concerns in families, institutions, and the community.

Brigada Pagbasa Program

What is Brigada Pagbasa Program?

There is a nationwide reading campaign called the Brigada Pagbasa Project. It aims to bring together all those who promote and supporters of education to promote the economic growth of the country by assisting all Filipino students in improving their ability to read through collaboration. This is to help the Department of Education achieve its purpose of improving literacy among Filipino learners.

It is a leadership project designed to help DepEd’s current enrichment and instruction programs. It also acts as a platform for social accountability, encouraging community involvement and accountability by making sure that everyone in the community understands their part in our children’s education.

Sama-Sama, tulong-tulong sa pagtaguyod ng kultura sa Pagbasa is a tagline that was created to emphasize how important it is to strengthen the reading culture in the community.

As an acronym for the main ideas they adopted for the program’s enactment, Brigada Pagbasa adheres to the LEAD A Child Framework.

  • L stands for leveraging partners’ after-institutions programs. This indicates that rather than creating new programs and doing what DepEd and its partners are currently doing in the community, we should identify the gaps and offer assistance to improve the positive effects of DepEd’s current programs.
  • E stands for enlisting community volunteers to lead reading programs. To support the most needy learners, community professionals, LGU administrators, youth leaders, parent leaders, and church partner volunteers as instructors offering their time, skills, and resources.
  • A stands for adapting indicators or institutions, giving individuals the freedom of choosing the programs and institutions they want to work with according to their organizational mandate, area of expertise, and available resources.
  • D stands for drive. Working together with education professionals, we drive innovations and solutions in education to give students a more valuable education. This helps us make sure that the literacy-building support we provide is responsive to their demands.

What is the Purpose of Brigada Pagbasa Program?

The following is the purpose of the Brigada Pagbasa Program:

  • To strengthen the reading understanding skills of each student and their necessary skills
  • To maximize each acquiring student’s potential and encourage them to develop academic confidence
  • To give everyone engaged the chance to volunteer for Brigada Pagbasa and participate in the remedial reading programs in the institutions.
  • To transform each student into a reader
  • To cultivate an independent reading habit to improve one’s taste in literature
  • To boost students’ enthusiasm for reading books through storytelling
  • To recognize the importance of daily reading
  • To use efficient reading techniques

Potential Areas For Support

  • Campus Chapters
  • Corporate Partner’s Marketing Campaign
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
  • Institutions -based and community
  • Volunteer Book Donor
  • Volunteer Reader
  • Volunteer Support
  • Volunteer Tutor

Brigada Pagbasa Program Learning Facilitator’s Kit

  • Alcohol
  • Assorted colored paper
  • Big books for storytelling
  • Face mask
  • Printed worksheets and modules
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Writing and coloring material

The estimated cost per kit is P1,000.00.

Brigada Pagbasa Program Key Activities

The following is the key activities of the Brigada Pagbasa Program:

  • A partnership between institutions and DepEd to acquire the list of students who are struggling or not reading at all for each grade level.
  • Collaborate with the LGU and DepEd to map where to find non-readers and struggling students by grade level.
  • Collaborate along with DepEd and LGUs to map out community volunteers (instructors, students, church partners, PTA officers, etc.) so they can be prepared to conduct remedial classes and begin reading for the Brigada Pagbasa Roll Out.
  • Instruct volunteers – PTA officials – on how to use the DepEd Prescribed Reading Learning Toolkit and teach beginner readers.
  • Plan the implementation of Brigada Pagbasa Reading interventions in collaboration with instructors and community instructors.
  • Implementing the Functional Literacy Assessment Tool (FLAT), administer pre- and post-Core Reading Skills Assessments to students who have been selected by qualified caregivers or parents, community educators, and child leaders or facilitators.
  • Employ and train Brigada Pagbasa facilitators to provide books and materials with context for children’s reading sessions.
  • Evaluate books and contextualized reading materials for kid-friendly reading sessions.
  • Gather resources and assist Brigada Pagbasa Facilitators in their efforts to help kids develop their literacy and reading skills.
  • Two to three-hour reading remediation sessions (storytelling, teaching beginning reading, drills).
  • Identify gaps and lessons learned in the project rollout by conducting feedback and reflection activities with instructors and community instructors.

Also Read: EBEIS: Enhanced Basic Education Information System 

Video: Brigada Pagbasa Program Design and Framework | Geomel Jetonzo | Orientation on Brigada Pagbasa

Watch Teacher Lowel Vlog’s video below to find out more about the Brigada Pagbasa Program Design and Framework.

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