News - Newly Approved Projects for 2010

Newly Approved Projects for 2010

The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, Office of Population Studies-University of San Carlos (OPS-USC) and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) are among the new grantees and partners of PCPD.

UP Mindanao’s 10-month project is entitled, “Packaging, Distribution and Dissemination of PCPD-UP Mindanao SWM Project Output for SanPaSaDa.” This project will package, distribute and disseminate the information generated by the PCPD-UP Mindanao’s previous SWM project that looked into the impact and effectiveness of Materials Recovery Facility as a strategy to reduce solid wastes of Sta. Cruz, Panabo City, Island Garden City of Samal, and Davao City (also known as SanPaSaDa) Communities.

USC-OPS’s project focuses on the roll-out phase of the POPDEVED Modules developed for CEAP members institutions. It will cover the promotion and distribution of the modules to the schools, conduct of orientation for school administrators and teachers, and training of teachers who will be involved in the pilot testing of the modules. There will be 6 private schools in Misamis Oriental and 2 public schools in Camiguin which will be involved in the pilot test. Archbishop Antonio Ledesma has given his full support to the pilot test in the identified schools. Hopefully, this project will encourage wider use of the modules. 

DRDF on the other hand, will be implementing a 9-month project called, A Summative Evaluation of PopDevEd: Population and Development  Education Teaching Modules for Catholic Schools. This project is a summative evaluation of the use of the Population and Development Education teaching modules for Catholic schools developed by the Office of Population Studies of the University of San Carlos. It addresses the need for research-based evidence on the use of these modules in the actual teaching situation, comparing knowledge and attitudes of elementary and high school teachers on Population and Development before and after being trained in the use of PopDev teaching modules by the Office of Population Studies, University of San Carlos. Changes in knowledge and attitudes among a sample of students will also be undertaken.