Davao City - Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI), together with the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) awarded Php200,000 cash prize to the City Government of Davao for winning the 2016 Special Award of Excellence in Literacy.
DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction and LCC Chairperson Dina Ocampo led the awarding ceremony where CLFI Executive Trustee Jonathan Batangan and Program Department Manager Kristina Muñiz handed over the award and check to Davao City Administrator Atty. Zuleika Lopez on behalf of Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte.
“We share this award with everyone who helped make this recognition possible — the Barangay Literacy Coordinating Councils, the Department of Education - Davao City Division, and all Dabawenyos for inspiring us to always give our best,” Atty. Lopez said.
CLFI joined the National Literacy Coordinating Council Board of Judges in inspecting Davao City’s winning programs. Validated sites were the Samahan ng may Iba’t-ibang Kakayahan sa Dabaw (Sakadab) in Los Amigos, Bahay Pag-asa, Children’s Village Davao City, the Davao City Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Drug Dependents (DCTRCDD) in Bago Oshiro, the Ray of Hope inside the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology compound, Public Security and Safety Command Center (PSSCC), Central 911, and the Davao Healthy Lifestyle Programs in Jacinto Street.
Davao City was also given the Hall of Fame Award for its education programs in 2013, beating other local government units on the effective implementation of literacy programs in 2008, 2010, 2012. The Special Award of Excellence in Literacy is awarded to a local government unit or non-government organization who has sustained their literacy programs for three years after winning the Hall of Fame Award.
Davao City joins Tagum City, Davao del Norte and the municipalities of Agoo, La Union and Tubungan, Iloilo in the roster of LGUs recognized by CLFI for their literacy programs.