Pledge of Solidarity to the Department of Education

Honorable Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (Ret.)

Chairperson, World Vision Development Foundation, Inc.

National Kick-Off Program, 2020 Brigada Eskwela & Oplan Balik Eskwela

Good morning, everyone.World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. is highly honored to be considered a partner of the Department of Education in serving all Filipino children.

Helping ensure the unimpeded delivery of quality education to every student means upholding the constitution’s provision on protecting and promoting the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels, and on taking appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all.

Our decades of collaboration between World Vision and the Department of Education have seen millions of students achieve improved functional literacy through equitable access to age-appropriate, culture-sensitive and contextualized learning process.

These challenging times that we are in today call for a revitalized alliance of stakeholders as the state recognizes the complementary roles of public and private institutions in the educational system.For a child, the Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic may be an intimidating outbreak that meets more than the eye, as it affects his present status as well as his future.

As one blessed nation whose God is the God of love, we have hope that springs eternal.

The hearts and minds that unite for Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Ekwela are testaments to the bright future that awaits our students and our children.World Vision pledges its solidarity to these noble campaigns of the Department of Education. And we encourage individuals and institutions to likewise commit their time and effort to our beloved children.

And so together, through God’s grace, we give hope.”