QC Jail Male Dormitory named top ALS Learning Center

QC Jail Male Dormitory named top ALS Learning Center

October 15, 2022 @ 1:55 AM 2 months ago

THE Quezon City Jail Male Dormitory, which is under the stewardship of a female and extra-competent J/Supt. Michelle Ng-Bonto, has been recognized by the Quezon City Schools Division Office as the No. 1 Alternative Learning System Learning Center in District 4 for registering the highest number of passers.

No less than the obviously-elated Mayor Joy Belmonte who congratulated Bonto for her outstanding leadership as well as ALS passers that included persons with deprived liberty.

“Umaasa ako na ito’y isang malaking hakbang tungo sa pagbabago at pag-unlad ng inyong mga buhay sa hinaharap. Magsilbi rin sana itong daan sa pag-abot ng inyong mga pangarap,” the mayor said.

The QCJMD registered 237 ALS passers followed by Quezon City Female Dorm and Krus Na Ligas High School as 2nd and 3rd with 156 and 136 passers, respectively.

The QCJMD was also recognized as the 3rd Best ALS Learning Center at the Division level behind Barangay Commonwealth (462 passers) and Ismael Mathay Sr., Highschool (243 passers).

The SC-SDO handed the awards recently during the “Alternative Learning System (ALS) Gawad Parangal 2022” held at the Benigno S. Aquino Elementary School.

Home to PDL learners who wish to avail of elementary and junior high school education while incarcerated, QCJMD now also provides senior high school education in partnership with QC SDO and the Fernando C. Amorsolo Senior High School, according to Supt. Bonto.

“They can now choose among the different learning strands on TESDA Certified Courses such as Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Home Economics -Bread and Pastry and Cookery and Information and Communication Technology-Animation and Programming,” she said.

Being a licensed teacher and an ALS Instructional Manager, Supt. Bonto is an advocate of peace education programs in jails.

“The implementation of the ALS education program in jails does not only give PDLs an alternative pathway in life, but also gives them the opportunity to positively turn their dreams into visions and reality,” she said.

Bonto was gratified by the support of Belmonte who champions education in jails and for recognizing the importance of education as an effective rehabilitation program component for ‘QCitizens’ behind bars.

Last August, 48 elementary and 142 junior high school PDL passers at QCJMD were given recognition by the QC-SDO.
Some 37 enrolees for elementary; 90 enrolees for junior high school and 102 enrolees for senior high school have so far enrolled for ALS classes for PDLs.