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The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) will launch the 2011 NRCP for KIDS project with the theme “Teaching and Learning through Digital Media” on July 18, 2011 9:00AM at the NRCP Auditorium, DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City. Pupils from the seven elementary schools nearby DOST will be the main benefactors of this project, namely Upper Bicutan, Daang Hari, Bagong Tanyag, R.P. Cruz,Sr., C.P. Sta. Teresa. C.P. Tinga, and Eusebio C. Santos elementary schools. The event will run from July 18 to July 25, 2011.

NRCP’s opening salvo will showcase various in-house exhibits of S&T Careers.

In attendance will be DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, AGHAM Partylist Representative Angelo B. Palmones, Taguig Mayor Laarni L. Cayetano, NRCP officials and Governing Board members, Philippine Science High School Diliman Campus representatives, and Department of Education (DepEd) representative, school teachers and principals from beneficiary schools.

This is the second year that NRCP focused its NSTW activities to children. Last year, it held the NRCP for KIDS Storytelling in which school kids learned the importance of caring for the environment to mitigate the worsening state of global warming and climate change.

“This year’s project will focus on ‘transferring’ the modern teaching technique of PSHS teachers to the students and teachers of the participating elementary schools,” said NRCP- Research and Information Dissemination Division Chief Alicia Mercado.

The modern teaching technique, which involves using digital media, will be shared by the volunteer teachers from the PSHS Diliman Campus to the participants composed of 40 elementary teachers and 540 students from all grade levels.

DOST Secretary Montejo is very enthusiastic about this project as it responds to President Aquino’s commitment towards poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable, which is spelled out in EO 43 or commonly known as ‘Key Result Areas of Social Contract.” -30- Jona M. Bernal, STII S&T Media Service

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