DepEd issues guidance on release and use of P10.1M program support funds – Manila Bulletin
The Ministry of Education (DepEd) has issued guidelines on the release, use, monitoring and evaluation of program support funds (PSF) for printing and dissemination of information material, education and communication, and conducting learning sessions on children’s rights. child in basic education for the school year (SY) 2021-2022.
DepEd secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said the publication of the guidelines complied with DepEd Ordinance No. 003, art. 2021 which called for the creation of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) and the Office for the Rights of the Child in Education (CREDe) at DepEd to strengthen its commitment to respect, protect, achieve and promote children’s rights in education.
âBy virtue of this, CREDe, using a legal and child rights lens, will act as the main unit of the department to exercise functions relating to policy formulation, monitoring and establishment of reports on the implementation of children’s rights in basic education, by raising awareness and capacity building on these rights, and promoting their integration into the various aspects of the Ministry’s mandate â, he added. she declared.
DepEd Order No. 046, 2021 series dated November 5 was signed by Briones. It covers the publication, use, notification, monitoring and evaluation of FSPs for printing and / or dissemination of IEC materials and capacity building activities for the SY 2021-2022 on human rights. ” child in basic education, including, but not limited to, conducting learning sessions for teaching and non-teaching staff and conducting activities on the occasion of National Children’s Month in November.
It provides that the PSF must be downloaded in all regional offices (RO) DepEd. Under OD 046, ROs have the discretion to further upload the PSF to their respective SDOs.
DepEd stated that the PSF allocation for all ORs and / or SDOs, excluding the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is 10,164,400 P.
He said that the PSF allocation by region will be uploaded via a sub-allocation release order (Sub-ARO) by the central office of DepEd to each of the regions covered for the implementation of capacity building activities and dissemination, printing and distribution of EIC documents. on children’s rights at regional or divisional level.
The funds will be used for printing, distribution and dissemination of the following EIC documents:
-Gabay sa Mundo ng Mga Karapatang Pambata: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
-I am a child booklet
-FAQ on children’s rights
-Brochure on children’s rights and business principles (CRBP)
-Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) leaflet on the rights-based approach to law and policy formulation; Overview of the UNCRC; Briefers on children’s rights and on children’s rights and business principles;
-Situation of children’s rights in ASEAN: recent developments, trends and issues (September 2020)
-Situational analysis of businesses and children’s rights in the workplace: the Philippine context (September 2020)
-AHRC information policies
– Primer of positive discipline: Isang Praymer para sa Magulang in Tagapangalaga
-Pagbigay ng Papuri in Pabuya Para sa Mabuting Kilos (Booklet)
– #BeCybersafe Dalir-eskwela Advice Sheets
-Covid-19 Parenting (Ten  Advice sheets)
– Briefing on the monitoring of children’s rights
In addition to the printing, distribution and dissemination of IEC material, the PSF can be used to conduct the training seminar: supplies and equipment, meals and snacks, fees for resource workers, meals and accommodation, and contingency.
The DepEd decree prohibits ORs and SDOs from using the fund for the following expenditure objects:
-Services to staff covering salaries, wages and overtime compensation;
-Public services, such as electricity, water, Internet connection, which are financed by regular maintenance and other operating expenses; and
-Capital expenditures, such as the purchase of equipment and gadgets.
DepEd recalls that each RO / SDO is responsible for the disbursement and liquidation of funds based on the activities set out in these guidelines, subject to customary budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
The RO is responsible for submitting an implementation report on the use of funds as well as a narrative implementation report and / or a summary of the number of documents printed and distributed, depending on the activity chosen, duly signed by the regional director.
Regional offices should submit all reports by April 30, 2022 to the Office for the Rights of the Child in Education of the Office of the Under Secretary for Legal Affairs by email at [emailÂ protected] (CC : [emailÂ protected]).
In order to ensure the proper execution of this decree and the use of funds, monitoring and evaluation will be carried out by CREDeOULA, said DepEd.
The Division of Human Resources Development and the Legal Unit of BR are responsible for overseeing the implementation of the ordinance.
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