DepEd Also Launches BIDA Kid Campaign for Safe Return to Schools
DepEd, in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH) and the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), inaugurated the BIDA Kid campaign on Tuesday (April 5).
The said program aims to improve the implementation of health and safety protocols in schools. This is in consideration of the Department transitioning to a gradual expansion of the limited face-to-face classes amid the pandemic.
“The BIDA campaign program is anchored on the shared responsibility framework that underscores the importance of observing the health and safety protocols of all the stakeholders in the Department at all times,” DepEd Undersecretary Wilfredo Cabral stated.
“If all people would strictly adhere, observe, and follow the prescribed protocols of the government, they are, in essence, protecting the entire community most especially those belonging to the most at-risk population,” he added.
Furthermore, he also highlighted that the BIDA Kid campaign reinforces the 3Bs health reminder of the DOH:
Sec. Briones stated that the campaign is yet another initiative to keep children safe as face-to-face classes progressively return.
“We’re not giving up on online education. We’re not giving up on technology. So we’ll say that what we are instituting in the Philippines is a blend of face-to-face and technology,” she added.
Meanwhile, colleges and universities under Alert Level 1 areas can also begin full-room capacity classes. However, in order to allow students to return to school, the government has imposed conditions, one of which is that they obtain medical insurance.
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