Makati SPED learn­ers re­ceive fi­nan­cial aid

Manila Bulletin - - News - By ANNA LIZA VIL­LAS-ALAVAREN

The city govern­ment of Makati has re­leased a P5,000 ed­u­ca­tional as­sis­tance pack­age for each of the 557 qual­i­fied Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion (SPED) learn­ers en­rolled in 10 pub­lic ele­men­tary and high schools in the city.

Makati Mayor Abi­gail Binay said the ini­tia­tive was in line with the com­mit­ment of the city govern­ment to pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of spe­cial chil­dren through pro­vid­ing them ev­ery pos­si­ble as­sis­tance to ad­dress their needs.

“The city govern­ment keeps on find­ing ways to help nur­ture their po­ten­tial tal­ents and abil­i­ties so that they would be­come self-suf­fi­cient and pro­duc­tive mem­bers of so­ci­ety,” Mayor Binay said.

DepEd Makati said all SPED learn­ers who were en­rolled as of June 30, 2017 are en­ti­tled to the P5,000-ed­u­ca­tional as­sis­tance from the city govern­ment.

In 2015, the city govern­ment through City Or­di­nance No. 2015-015 in­creased the monthly al­lowance of SPED teach­ers in Makati from P1,500 to P4,000, in recog­ni­tion of their in­dis­pens­able role in the over­all de­vel­op­ment of SPED learn­ers.

At present, 39 teach­ers are as­signed to han­dle SPED classes of­fered in 10 pub­lic schools of the city.

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