LAO NFE POLICY MAKERS BENCHMARK ON PHILIPPINE MOBILE TEACHING PROGRAMS
It is expected that with this program the Lao officials gained knowledge and skills in developing essential plans and programs focused on improving access to education for implementation in their country. SEAMEO INNOTECH designed the program to include visits to notable NFE centers located in the provinces of Bulacan, Bataan, La Union and Benguet. During these visits, the Lao NFE policy makers had the chance to discourse with their Filipino counterparts, as well as with local mobile teachers and stakeholders. The visits enabled them to enrich their knowledge of mobile teaching, as well as on institutionalizing programs on NFE, literacy and life skills. It also allowed them to generate insights on strategies and approaches that can be adopted for implementation in Lao PDR. At the end of the program, the participants translated all learnings into individual and group re-entry plans which outlined specific courses of action to undertake upon return to work. The Center’s Research Studies Unit took the lead in facilitating this program from November 9 to 15.