MSU-Main Campus, DSWD Launch Hayya Naqra Module Development Workshop

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By Nasrimah R. Sampaco-Fayez

The Mindanao State University (MSU)-Main Campus and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched a Hayya Naqra Module Development Workshop today, June 11, 2024, at the Meranaw Cultural Heritage Center of the MSU-Main Campus. This initiative aims to ensure consistent, comprehensive, and tailored content delivery for the DSWD’s Hayya Naqra (Tara, Basa!) Tutoring Program designed to combat illiteracy and learning poverty in communities. The program provides educational assistance to struggling and non-reading students in Torils of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur.


Atty. Sittie Norhanie H. Lao expresses gratitude to MSU-Main Campus.

Prominent individuals from both institutions graced the opening ceremony. Prof. Melba M. Angni, Executive Director of the MSU-Main Campus International Affairs and Linkages Office (IALO), welcomed participants from the partner agencies. Dr. Jawad Z. Salic, Faculty Member of the King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic, and Asian Studies (KFCIAAS), presented the workshop participants.

Inshirah M. Alonto II, Executive Assistant at the Office of the President, expressed the commitment of support from MSU on behalf of System President Atty. Basari D. Mapupuno. She emphasized leveraging the academic expertise, resources, and facilities of the University to create effective and engaging learning materials with high educational standards and cultural relevance to the community. “We believe that through this partnership, we can make significant strides in reducing illiteracy rates and fostering a culture of learning and support within Marawi City and Lanao del Sur,” she said.

Atty. Sittie Norhanie H. Lao, Department Legislative Liaison Specialist at the DSWD, echoed the gratitude for the University’s partnership in empowering faculty members and students and equipping them to deliver impactful educational interventions. The ceremony concluded with closing remarks from the Dean of KCIAAS, Dr. Abdulcader M. Ayo.

The workshop aims to develop modules that will serve as the foundation of the Hayya Naqra tutoring sessions. By creating these standardized materials, MSU and DSWD hope to equip tutors with the tools they need to unlock the potential of underprivileged children in Torils, fostering a future filled with opportunity. The workshop will conclude on June 15, 2024.

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