Manila Bulletin

Cops serve as tu­tors in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal

- By GLAZYL MASCULINO Society · Parenting · Infectious Diseases · Family · Health Conditions · Negros Occidental · Saudi Arabia · Namibia · Bago City · Hinigaran

BA­COLOD CITY — The Sec­ond Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Pro­vin­cial Mo­bile Force Com­pany (Nocpmfc) has thought of a way to help par­ents ed­u­cate their chil­dren amid the new nor­mal way of learn­ing in the time of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease (COVID-19) pan­demic.

Lt. Col. Ryan Manongdo, act­ing com­man­der of 2nd Nocpmfc, said they have ini­ti­ated Project TU­TOR in the province, to ease the bur­den of par­ents, who have no enough time to teach their chil­dren at home be­cause of their work to sup­port the fam­ily.

TU­TOR project means “Talakayan at Ug­nayan Tungo sa Edukasyon sa bagong nOR­mal,” which aims to en­cour­age chil­dren to in­vest on ed­u­ca­tion de­spite fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties brought about by the health cri­sis.

It started on Oc­to­ber 5 when classes be­gan na­tion­wide, wherein stu­dents

were en­gaged in dis­tance learn­ing in lieu of the face-to-face in­ter­ac­tion.

Manongdo said that five el­e­men­tary pupils from Barangay Du­lao in Bago City and Barangay Gar­gato in Hini­garan town were se­lected based on the back­ground of their fam­i­lies.

The chil­dren go to the camp or head­quar­ters of the Nocpmfc where they are as­signed a po­lice­man for ev­ery pupil who will help the chil­dren an­swer

their learn­ing mod­ules.

“Malala­man nila na ang pulis ay will­ing na mag-as­sist at mag­turo din sa kanila,” Manongdo said.

The tu­tor is usu­ally be­ing con­ducted for two hours, he said. Proper health pro­to­cols are ob­served be­fore the tu­to­rial.

Manongdo said they can­not en­ter­tain ev­ery­one, that’s why those who they think re­ally need as­sis­tance were se­lected.

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