The Tara, Basa! Program is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at enhancing the reading comprehension skills of Filipino students, particularly those in Grade One who are struggling with literacy.
Spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), this program is designed to address the learning gaps exacerbated by the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overview: What is Tara, Basa! Program?
The Tara, Basa! Program employs proven principles of effective literacy instruction, utilizing a diverse range of materials and activities to engage students in the learning process. The focus is on improving reading comprehension skills, laying a strong foundation for academic success.
Benefits of the Tara, Basa! Program
Academic Success: The program equips students with the essential skills needed to succeed in school, particularly in reading and comprehension.
Language and Communication Skills: Tara, Basa! helps students develop robust language and communication skills, enhancing their ability to express themselves effectively.
Confidence Building: Through one-on-one tutoring and personalized support, the program contributes to building the confidence and self-esteem of participating students.
Grade Advancement: Tara, Basa! aims to prepare students for the challenges of the next grade level, ensuring a smoother transition in their academic journey.
The beneficiaries of the Tara, Basa! Program are Grade One students identified as struggling learners or non-readers based on the Comprehensive Rapid Literacy Assessment (CRLA) End-of-School-Year results. Parents are actively involved in the program, with consent obtained during the report card distribution.
Identification: Students are categorized as light refreshers or full refreshers based on the CRLA results, ensuring a tailored approach to their learning needs.
Parental Consent: Parents play a pivotal role in the success of the program. They are provided with invitations and consent forms during the report card distribution, affirming their commitment to support their children's literacy journey.
One-on-One Tutoring: The program stands out for its emphasis on one-on-one tutoring, recognizing the significance of personalized attention in effective reading intervention.
Financial Support: The DSWD allocates funds to support the youth and families involved in the program, acknowledging the importance of financial aid in ensuring sustained parental involvement.
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Recognizing that parental involvement is a key factor in the success of reading interventions, the Tara, Basa! Program actively engages parents in the teaching and learning process. By providing the necessary support, resources, and financial assistance, the program empowers parents to actively contribute to their children's educational journey.
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As the Tara, Basa! Program unfolds, it is anticipated that the collaborative efforts of educators, parents, and students will lead to a significant increase in the reading proficiency of the identified learners.
This initiative not only addresses the immediate learning loss caused by the pandemic but also lays the groundwork for a brighter academic future for Filipino students.
Other Programs to Avail Under DSWD
- Technical Assistance and Resource Augmentation (TARA) Program
- Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)
- Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP)
- Bangsamoro Umpungan sa Nutrisyon (BangUN) Project
- DSWD Educational Cash Assistance
- Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP)
- Social Pension(SocPen) for Indigent Senior Citizens
- Centenarians Act Implementation
- Programs and Services for Persons with Disabilities
- National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or Listahan
- Lingap at Gabay Para sa May Sakit (LinGaP)
- Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)
- Assistance to Individuals with Crisis Situations (AICS)
- Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program
- Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program
- Targeted Cash Transfer (TCT) Program
- Cash Assistance and Rice Distribution (CARD)