Education and Livelihood Skills Alliance (ELSA)

The Education and Employment Skills Alliance (ELSA) will create and expand community-based learning and employment activities for young Filipinos, ages 30 and under, living in the Philippines in the southern island of Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).


One of the components of ELSA is IR4 or the Reforming Educational Policy component. The objectives of the policy research are as follows:

  • To look into existing as well as proposed educational policies in the formal education system, its implementing procedures and implications and how these can be further improved in the context of our Muslim brothers and sisters
  • Look into policies of currently available alternative learning systems for non-formal education and how these can be further improved to address the needs of our Muslim brothers and sisters
  • Recommend policy measures that are sound and politically acceptable as regards a system of certification or accreditation for the Madaris in Mindanao in the context of the overall Philippine education system
  • Recommend policy measures for a transparent and accountable management and financial implementation procedures
Related Resources
Policy Research on Access to Quality Basic Education for Muslim Learners
Text2Teach Final Report

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