Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya—The Department of Education has conferred its Hall of Fame award to FCF Minerals Corp. for the outstanding implementation of its literacy program in this town.
Ian Moller, the mine firm’s country manager, and acting general manager for operations, said their literacy program started in 2007 and became their flagship program for the villagers of Barangay Runruno during their exploration period.
“Our first project was the introduction of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) to provide learnings to the marginalized sector, which took recognition in the regional and national levels of the DepEd’s Literacy Program,” he said.
Moller said their literacy program was awarded as consistent First Place winner in the regional search for the years 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, for best literacy program implementer.
Recently, the DepEd through its regional office finally conferred to FCF the “Hall of Fame” award to the FCF’s Literacy Program called “Handog Aral sa Ikauunlad ng Buhay,” he added.
The awarding program was held at Meynard’s Resort in Tuguegarao City on Dec. 27 last year. The award was received in behalf of the FCF by Agnes Rosales, Community Relations Manager, and some members of her team.
In the same ceremony, the FCF was likewise awarded with a Plaque of Recognition for garnering the First Place consistently, Moller added.
DepEd also gave a Certificate of Recognition to Marianie Ciano. who was awarded as a regional finalist for the call of entries by the Literacy Coordinating Council’s 2018 coffee table book, featuring success stories in literacy programs.
Ciano’s story highlights her struggles and persistence to pursue her goals in life which was marked by a milestone of passing the ALS national examination, now an accredited FCF Safety Officer.
Rosales said the successful implementation of their literacy program was a result of the overwhelming support of stakeholders.
“As our flagship program, it gave hope and opportunity to those who have not finished school to continue with their learnings in order to achieve their dreams of a good life,” she said.
FCF’s Literacy Program also landed 3rd at the national awarding ceremony held at Hotel Supreme, Baguio City in September 2018.