Adult Learners' Orientation
The Adult Capability Building Program (ACAP) was designed to build capabilities of the indigenous Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) residing in Mampang, Zamboanga, Philippines to participate actively and collectively in overcoming the disadvantages of illiteracy, as well to improve their economic condition.
The program’s operation started with a community consultation conducted in September 2, 2015. During the consultation, the community expressed their need to be equipped with both functional literacy and life skills, and were enthusiastic about the idea of attending school and learning new things. A program orientation for interested participants were thereafter held last September 16, where the rationale, nature and mechanics of the engagement were discussed.
On September 22, a learners’ profiling was held to assess their learning needs and readiness, as well as to capture their expectations on the program. A follow up meeting was likewise conducted in October 5 to finalize the list of enrollees and the schedule of the classes.
Teacher’s training was conducted to ensure effective teaching based on Adult Learning Principles. The two-day training was conducted in October 2 and 6, by Cartwheel Foundation, Inc. (CFI) local implementing partner, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s Center for Community Extension Services (CCES).
The ACAP classes officially started in October 2015, conducted every Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm. A total number of 47 adult learners were officially enrolled as of December 2015. The current curriculum being utilized is based on CCES Functional Literacy Program, but shall go through CFI’s recommended process of indigenization, to ensure integration of IP education and peace education principles and approaches.