Author: Jobelle Ann B. Nacino – Teacher III


Burdens and problems are the possible antagonists that hinder the achievement of
target goals by the schools as provided by the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan
(BELCP) of the Department of Education. BELCP is a comprehensive manual of school
preparedness and is being regarded as one of the strong proofs that our schools are headed in
the right direction. With the harmonious cooperation of the education stakeholders or the
community of teachers, parents, as well as other organizations, schools are now continually
being managed properly and learners are engaged efficiently despite the pandemic. The unity
and cooperation brought a lot of opportunities focused on the efficient delivery of quality
education in the new normal.
The school needs partners to minimize the burdens it carries and help it to build linkages
to provide possible solutions to concerns. The community can be recognized as an asset where
they could share their resources, time, and talents as a contributory factor to support the school.
The community could create linkages that can connect with other donors who may provide
assistance and opportunities to bridge the gap and improve the school in terms of curricular and
physical aspects. The community could be reliable partners in the school.
Shared responsibility captures the idea of partnership, it is a joint responsibility of
parents, teachers, and community to nurture a child and implement inclusive education. Once a
specific indication of cooperation is the parents’ unwavering backing as learning facilitators. This
is the most vital role of the parents in the community in this new normal. They serve as a
learning facilitator in a specific area, in charge of distributing modules and guiding the learners
on their school-selected module.
Since schools are considered roads leading to success, our teachers must be always
one step of the way. In short, they must serve as models of preparedness among others. In our
school, collective and strategic efforts are slowly but surely leading to blossoming partnerships
with private stakeholders the likes of a different publishing company. They are helping schools
provide invaluable support through sponsoring training that may help teachers in facing the new
normal. Barangay officials also play a vital role in the strategic distribution and retrieval of
learners’ modules.
Indeed, there’s no challenge too strong when we work together in harmony. As what the
gist of the message of Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones which I fully agree
with: “We must act together and learn from the past.” Effective strategies wouldn’t bear much
fruit, however, without innovativeness and cooperation among all school stakeholders. We can
all be working together doing things the old way or we can work together and do the job using
innovative methods in step with the times.
True to the call of innovation and synergy, this year’s Brigada Eskwela, an
“institutionalized cooperation program among communities” is going to have a new focus:
strengthening partnerships to intensify the implementation of the different new normal learning
modalities. Stronger partnerships and innovations are the keys to more successful programs
and projects in our schools. There’s no challenge too strong when we work together in harmony
and innovate.