Manila, Philippines – While the country scrambles to fill the gap between the number of students going to school this June and the available classrooms that can accommodate them, there are actually families discovering the joys and freedom of learning without the classroom.
These families have made their very own homes a prime education option. Their children, who are products of homeschooling, are reaping the benefits of learning from home, as exemplified by one of the top five in Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition, Louise Mabulo, child genius Darrell Tan, and cum laude graduate and basketball cager Paul Tan-Chi. These individuals are just some of the proofs of the efficacy of homeschooling, which is now being aggressively promoted by the Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI).
The organization, composed of homeschooling families, students, and home education resource providers working with the Department of Education (DepEd), recently staged the 4th Homeschooling Conference with the theme “Laying a Strong Foundation,” underscoring the importance of homeschooling as a transformative force in nation-building.
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