PTC-CSJ, Synergeia and Muntinlupa Partner-Schools Launch 7-day Reading Camp
27 July 2022
To address the needs of Grades 1-3 slow and non-readers, PTC-CSJ and Synergeia Foundation, in partnership with 12 public elementary schools in Muntinlupa, launched on July 25 the Reading Camp 2022, a remedial reading initiative.
Since 2016, PTC-CSJ and Synergeia have implemented the Reading Camp (RC) annually for 15 days during summer vacation. The initiative was put on hold in 2020 and 2021 when face-to-face classes were suspended due to the pandemic.
RC 2022 is piloting a seven-day program from July 25 to August 2 with 580 Grades 1-3 learners and 86 teachers who are each handling 6-10 learners per class. Feeding is also part of the intervention as majority of RC learners are also undernourished; snacks are served during RC classes.
To assess the learners’ improvement in their reading skills, pre- and post-tests are administered on the first and last days of the Reading Camp.
All RC teachers underwent a one-day training on July 13 with Synergeia President Dr. Milwida Guevara as the resource person who guided them on the modules and teaching strategies.
Lastly, as an incentive, all RC teachers shall be given four service credits; PTC-CSJ facilitated the request which was approved by DepEd-Muntinlupa Superintendent, Ms. Carleen S. Sedilla.
Reading Camp 2022 is part of PTC-CSJ Foundation’s flagship education program, Growing Good to Great Kids or 3G Program.