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  1. 1. The DReAM Children Project : Participatory Approaches to Creating Socially-Inclusive Learning Spaces Presented at the 14 th Congress of the Southeast Asian Librarians 20-23 April 2009 Melia Hotel Hanoi, Vietnam
  2. 2. What DReAM Stands For <ul><li>D emocratizing Re ading A mong M indanaoan Children </li></ul>D Re A M
  3. 3. What Spawned a DReAM? <ul><li>Unequal access to information resources and infrastructures </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to comply with a mandate and mainstream public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>A common vision to breed readers amongst Mindanaoan children, most of whom come from weak economic backgrounds </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unequal Access to Information <ul><li>In South Cotabato, there are very few functional public elementary school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Only 10% of South Cotabato’s 110,486 public schoolchildren have access to functional school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Only 5 of 11 South Cotabato municipalities have public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook ratio in public elementary school lies steadily between 1:3 – 1:7 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mainstreaming Public Libraries <ul><li>The setting up of public libraries and barangay (village-level) reading centers is mandated by Philippine laws (Republic Act 7743, enacted on June 17, 1994). </li></ul><ul><li>Public libraries are socially-inclusive learning spaces. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Breeding Readers Among Mindanaoan Children <ul><li>“ A child from a home which cannot compensate for what is lacking in school will inevitably fall behind. They may not necessarily lapse into illiteracy but they may never possess self-sustaining skills.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Breeding Readers Among Mindanaoan Children <ul><li>Only 7 of 638 pupils have mastered all competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Only 23% are independent readers in English </li></ul>
  8. 8. Breeding Readers Among Mindanaoan Children <ul><li>A collective social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>The creation of socially-inclusive learning spaces accords children, regardless of economic, religious or cultural background better chances at competing with other children their age </li></ul>
  9. 9. DReAM Children’s Approach <ul><li>Partnership-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Community-led </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder involvement </li></ul>
  12. 12. Demographic Profile <ul><li>Total Population: 34,245 ( 6,955 households) </li></ul><ul><li>85% Christians & 15% Blaans (a tribal group) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2/3 of the total households live below the poverty line (Figure is based on the national standard on poverty threshold of PhP12,500 (US$305) per person per year and an average of five (5) household members) </li></ul><ul><li>Only 36.11% have access to electricity </li></ul>
  13. 13. State of Tampakan’s Public Libraries <ul><li>With the strongest public library system in the Province of South Cotabato </li></ul><ul><li>Clear fiscal support from the local government </li></ul><ul><li>12 of its 14 villages have reading centers (85.71%) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tampakan’s DReAM <ul><li>Is a community-driven partnership between the Local Government of Tampakan, the Community Development Information Council, the Department of Education – District of Tampakan and volunteer librarians, academics and students </li></ul>
  15. 15. Vision of Tampakan’s DReAM <ul><li>To showcase the municipal library of Tampakan, as model community learning space in the SOCSKSARGEN region </li></ul><ul><li>To strengthen barangay (village) reading centers and public elementary school libraries or school learning resource centers (SLRCs) through the extension of support to their collection-building and capability-building activities. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Project Components <ul><li>Partnership formation </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>Building local capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Designing reader development programs </li></ul><ul><li>Regular monitoring and evaluation </li></ul>
  17. 17. DReAM Children Project IN PICTURES
  18. 51. Maraming Salamat Po! Presented by Fraulein A. Oclarit PHILIPPINES