MANILA, Philippines—Through solar-powered lights, the Department of Education (DepEd) hopes to improve the learning conditions for an indigenous Agta village in Cagayan Province.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro stressed his agency’s commitment to leave no child behind in education, as the DepEd teamed up with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Philippines to inaugurate the country’s first All Lights Village (ALV) in Cagayan Valley to improve the studying conditions of kids in a remote Agta community.
The ALV, a program of the GPF, aims to build model communities by providing solar-powered lamps to villages without electricity enabling school children to have enough time to study and to be productive citizens contributing to the community’s development. There are currently 22 ALVs nationwide.
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