The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE), in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announces the Search for the 2015 GURO NG PAG-ASA (Gantimpala para sa Ulirang PagtutuRO ng PAG-iimpok at Araling PanSalapi).
Since School Year 2012-2013, the Search for GURO ng PAG-ASA has been conducted every year to reward outstanding teachers who exhibited exemplary dedication in teaching the habit of saving money among school children using teaching guides, which integrate financial literacy in Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (EsP), Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP), and Araling Panlipunan (AP).
Along with this Search is the implementation of the Bida Sa Pag-iimpok at Pangkabuhayan (BSP) Award, an award for a sustained savings and entrepreneurial program either by a teacher/pupil/class or by a school implementing the said program. This Award is open to those who have guided and implemented a sustained savings and entrepreneurial program for at least two years.
As part of the criteria for both Awards (GURO ng PAG-ASA and the BSP), nominees are enjoined to initiate/conduct and encourage participation of their class/school in savings activities such as breaking or opening of coin banks and depositing the amount in a bank or any financial institution that provides ample protection to their deposits such as deposit insurance. The schools are encouraged to invite representatives from DepEd, BSP, and Banking Institutions to witness said savings/deposit activities during the National Savings Consciousness Week and other related special events (i.e. school foundation, Global Money Week, etc.).
All nominations to the Search for GURO ng PAG-ASA and the BSP Award should be submitted to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas c/o The Corporate Affairs Office, Room 412 5-Storey Building, BSP Complex, Manila 1004, or to the Regional Director/Branch Head of any of the Regional Offices or Branches of the BSP, from October 19 to 30, 2015. The Search will culminate with the awarding ceremony in 2016.
Teachers and schools interested to join the search can download the Teaching Guides from the BSP Website: http://www.bsp.gov.ph/publications/teaching.asp. These are also available in e-copies from the Curriculum Development Division-Bureau of Elementary Education (CDD-BEE).
For more information, all concerned may contact either Mr. Jetzer M. Tan, Assistant Manager, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at telephone no.: (02) 708-7140 or Dr. Rogelio O. Doñes, Senior Education Program Specialist (SEPS), Curriculum Development Division – Bureau of Elementary Education (CDD-BEE), Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no.: (02) 638-4799 or send an email message either through: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DepEd Memorandum No. 91 s. 2015 with guidelines and nomination forms