International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Privately-Funded Feeding Program of Binog Elementary School, Division of Northern Samar: An Intervention for Quality Education
Paz E. Tagros, Mario J. Espelimbergo, Amado U. Alcayde Jr., Rony L. Villaflores

A descriptive study conducted at Binog Elementary School, Division of Northern Samar, Department of Education, Catarman, Northern Samar, Philippines. It sought to augment the needs of the school children of Binog Elementary School; determine the effect of having privately funded feeding program in parallel to the existing feeding program of the Department of Education in relation to school based management. This study involved thirty-three pupils belonged to critical point to qualify the DepEd feeding program. Results showed that both feeding programs are effective. The stakeholders of the school supported for the privately funded feeding program. It sustained two months for two years program implementation. The program deterred the dropping of children from school; academic performance increased; served as benchmark for accountability between the publicly and privately funded feeding programs. The data on the nutritional status of the learner beneficiaries, n-33, in terms of height and weight were measured in meter and kilogram units. Both girls and boys pupils gained normal height and weight after two years period of two months feeding program. The weight and height of the children increased. The data on the academic standing of the pupil beneficiaries before and after the two stages of implementation showed effective intervention for quality education. It recommended for a rotation of delegating personnel for the program; continue the privately feeding program; consider some other nutritional parameters to be included in the future studies; and consider the micro-minerals and vitamins of food for the feeding.

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