WCES, The Flag of Diversity Rises
As the call for inclusivity is getting stronger, the awareness of this campaign already reached our campus. To ensure this, the Department of Education even issued the DepEd Order No. 32, s. 2017 entitled, Gender – Responsive Education Policy. This policy shall allow the department to integrate gender awareness and human rights into basic education.
Last June 5, 2023, West Crame Elementary School conducted Gender Diversity activities to celebrate PRIDE MONTH. The celebration focused on "Embracing Differences, Celebrating Diversity". This was a great effort to establish an environment that encourages children to embrace their genuine selves and respect others' unique identities.
The celebration was spearheaded by Mrs. Leonalyn Ramillano, Master Teacher, and Mrs. May Ann D. Foronda, School GAD Focal Person. The activities were coordinated with Mrs. Girlie Alelojo, SELG Adviser, and the newly elected SELG officers with the unwavering support of Mrs. Hernanda R. Santos, Principal IV.
The students of WCES enjoyed games and activities that have been integrated with gender-responsive principles. The primary level actively participated in the “Longest Breath” held last June 16, 2023. Jose Rafael Villaroel from Grade 3 – Narra won the said contest.
Tiktok Mash-up Dance Contest and Poster Making Contest were conducted in the intermediate level. Xenia Maeve Uytangco from Grade 4-Matapat and Anya Laruscain from Grade 5-Jupiter won in these contests, respectively. Moreover, prizes were given out on June 29, 2023.
Celebrating gender diversity in school is an important endeavor that promotes inclusivity, acceptance, and respect for all students and staff. The celebration of gender diversity 2023 at West Crame Elementary School was successfully concluded.
Article Written by:
MAY ANN D. FORONDA
Teacher III - West Crame Elementary School