Navotas has received the Seal of Good Education Governance from the Synergeia Foundation for the third consecutive year.
The city received the recognition during the 14th National Educational Summit.
Only two local government units in the National Capital Region were given such distinction.
Mayor Toby Tiangco thanked the city’s education sector and all its partners and stakeholders.
“We are grateful to our teachers, parents, local school boards, school governing councils and all of our education stakeholders for their steadfast commitment to give Navoteño youth the best education possible, whatever the circumstances are,” Tiangco said.
Last year, Navotas distributed 49,000 NavoSchool-in-a-Box to carry out the Department of Education’s Learning Continuity Plan for 2020-2021. The NavoBox contained textbooks, self-learning modules, worksheets, lesson guides for parents/guardians, school supplies and hygiene kits.
The Department of Education recognized NavoBox as a model for blended learning delivery and used as benchmark by other cities nationwide.
The Navotas Schools Division Office also launched the Hatid-Aral Project, in which barangay officials and members of school governing councils helped deliver the NavoBox to the homes of students whose parents could not physically pick it up.
It also instituted the Project: Teach-a-Learning Child, in which a volunteer tutor assists a learner with the worksheets in the NavoBox.