06 June 2007

Naga's NEED program, Part 1

THE HELP Learning Center (HELP stands for Holistic Education for individuals with Learning Problems) is one of the anchor institutions of the Naga Early Education and Development (NEED) program.

NEED is one of the city's pioneering education initiatives recognized by the Galing Pook Foundation as one of the Philippines' 20 most outstanding local government programs in 1996. It seeks addresses the need for improved access, equity and quality of education in Naga City, guided by the philosophy of "education for all".

The following video documentary produced by the Foundation under an AusAid grant explains the program better. I took the liberty of splitting it in two parts (to meet YouTube's requirements) and uploading them in the Google-owned video sharing website. Part 1 follows after the jump.