Dictionary sharing program to benefit 25 public elementary schools in Iloilo

November 5, 2009 11:33 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 6 — Twenty five public elementary schools in Iloilo province are the target initial beneficiaries of the dictionary sharing program of the Central Philippine University (CPU) and Philippines Dictionary Project.

The program will be launched on November 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Henry Luce III Library Reading Area, CPU

Pupils will have access to brand new imported dictionaries which are designed to attract their interest. Teachers see dictionaries as the most basic reference materials and a great tool for learning.

Under the program, a public school can borrow 50 dictionaries for a year with a nominal fee of P500. The local government unit (LGU) will act as the school’s guarantor. CPU, the local government unit, and the borrower (public elementary school) is set to sign a memorandum of agreement that will cover all the program's undertakings.

The donors will purchase the dictionaries. CPU, through the Library Extension Program, will be the depository of these dictionaries.

Philippines Dictionary Project, through founder Nina Parawaran, has forged partnerships with schools and LGUs in Negros Oriental and Capiz where the same project is on-going.

CPU president Dr. Teodoro C. Robles said the dictionary sharing program is an opportunity for the university to reach out and assist the public schools. He asked alumni, benefactors and philanthropists to get involved in this worthy project. (PNA)

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