DepEd hosts webinar on media and information literacy for young leaders

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COMMITTED to promoting a digital space for the country’s young learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) hosted a school-based Media and Information Literacy (MIL) workshop for student leaders on June 25.

About 170 officials from the Regional Federation of Supreme Student Government (RFSSG) and other participants attended the webinar on “Maximizing Online Platforms for Effective Student Leadership” to ensure that they will effectively assist their co-workers. – learners on the online platform.

“I am very happy to see that our student leaders are engaging in activities like this to ensure that the digital space will be free from damage as the digitization of education approaches over the next few years.” said Education Secretary Leonor Briones.

During the program, various speakers addressed MIL and thought leadership, law and policies related to MIL, creating and sharing important stories and exploring art, activism and social change, among others. .

The program, which was attended by regional governors of public textbook programs, regional youth training coordinators and teacher-advisers from the RFSSG, also discussed the importance of the role of the youth sector in redefining perception and the communication landscape and reducing the problem of the digital divide.

Patricia Lucena, Executive Director of Youth Advocates Building Opportunities and Network in Governance (Yabong) Philippines, highlighted the importance of having digital knowledge to solve various social issues among young people.

The program was led by BLSS-YFD under the Administration component led by Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua and Deputy Secretary Salvador Malana 3rd in partnership with Yabong Philippines.

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