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DepEd Pedals and Paddles Project




The Department of Education (DepEd) has initiated “The Pedals and Paddles Project: Bayanihang Bangka at Bisikleta” which aims to provide an easier and faster way to go to school to children who live in areas without other means of transportation.

The School Principals or School Head together with the Municipality will take the lead in identifying the student- recipient of the said project following the guidelines and mechanics attached in this article.

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The Pedals and Paddles Project: Bayanihang Bangka at Bisikleta

A. MECHANICS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF BOATS

Boats will be given to communities with schoolchildren that need to wade through bodies of water to go to school.

Each boat will be turned over to a family within the community that agrees to accept the boat and to abide by the policies and rules of the project. Aside from ferrying the schoolchildren to a certain point going to their respective schools, recipient families will have to:




1) Ensure that there are specific individuals who will take responsibility over the boat’s use, maintenance, and upkeep; and

2) Maximize the boat’s potential as this can also be used for the family’s livelihood during off-school hours or off-school days.

Selection of Partner-Family




The school and the barangay will nominate at least three families (number of family may vary depending on the number of boats needed) as boat partner-family. Nominees shall be forwarded by the DepEd DO to DepEd Central Office (CO) for approval together with YBHF and the donor/s. To be eligible as a partner-family, a family must agree on the following:

1) Use of Sea Craft: The boat shall be used primarily for transportation of children to and from school. The partner family shall use the boat for livelihood purposes only during off-school hours/days.

2) Prohibition against transfer: The partner-family must not transfer the ownership of the boat to any other person.

3) Responsibility for Maintenance: The partner-family shall assume full responsibility for the maintenance, upkeep, repair of the boat and other related costs.

4) Responsibility for Operation: The partner-family shall assume full and complete responsibility for the operation of the boat;

5) Signing of MOA and/or Deed Of Donation and Acceptance: The partner family shall sign a Memorandum of Agreement and/or the Deed of Donation and Acceptance. The partner-family is expected to adhere to provisions of the said documents.

Provision/Turn-over of Boats

1) The chosen partner-family shall sign a MOA and Deed of Acceptance with the donor and DepEd.

2) The partner-family and other community members shall provide “sweat equity” in the building of the boat, whenever applicable.

Monitoring and Assessment of Boats

1) The partner family and the families of other schoolchildren who will ride the boat to go to and from school shall form a committee among themselves to serve as project monitor who shall oversee the use of boats.

2) A report shall be provided to the parties (donor, DepEd DO, RO, and CO, and YBHF) as requested.

3) The concerned parties shall continue to ensure that key standards are met through monitorina and assessment.

B. MECHANICS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF BIKES

Bicycles will be given to high school students who have to walk several kilometers to go to school. The priority is high school students because they are more capable of riding bikes compared to younger schoolchildren.

Each bike will be given to students as “bike loan” while giving partial ownership to schools to look over the use of the bikes and ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of bikes.

Selection of Beneficiary Schools

A school must agree and commit to provide the following:

1) Facility that can be used to store the bikes during off-school hours and/or days.

2) Ensure regular and continuous upkeep of bikes.

3) Appoint a focal person who can supervise an inventory control in ensuring efficient use of bikes.

4) Support group that can monitor student’s performance and sustainability of the project.

Selection of Beneficiary Students

A student who needs to walk at least three (3) kilometers in going to school and lives at low-income threshold (Php 6,000.00 and below for a family of 5) will be chosen as beneficiary.

Terrain of Location

The terrain of the location of student’s home must be considered in requesting for bikes. Only flat or plain terrain is viable for biking. Thus, potential beneficiary students living in steep or sloppy areas may not be accepted due to safety concerns and viability of bike’s use.

Provision/Turn-over of Bikes

Bikes shall be temporarily turned over to schools and shall be lent to students as “bike loans”. The beneficiary students will assume full ownership of the bike only after graduating from high school. Upon provision of bikes, students shall undergo a training program to learn on proper biking, road safety, traffic rules, repair, maintenance, etc.

Monitoring and assessment of Bikes

1) A report shall be provided to the parties (donor, DepEd DO, RO, and CO,and BfP) as requested.

2) The concerned parties shall continue to ensure that key standards are met through monitoring and assessment.

C. ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SUBMISSION OF FORMS

Annex 1- School Form

The person-in-charge shall accomplish the form in MS Excel file (downloadable at http://www.deped.gov.ph/others), using the following format:

A.1. Boats

Name of Student

Learner’s Reference Number

Grade/Year Level

Birthday

Complete Address

Name of Parents/Guardians

Occupation

Distance from house to school (in kilometers)

Justification (explain why there is a need for boats)

Current Means of Transportation from house to school (e.g. boat, barge, raft, non-vehicular)

Amount Spent in Transportation (if any) (if the student pays for his/her transportation, specify the total daily amount spent by the student in transportation)

Body of water needed to cross (Specify the body of water needed to be crossed by students in going to school) e.g. river, lake, sea, strait, etc.

Partner/Recipient Family (Put a check on the form if the family has agreed on the given guidelines/mechanics)

Number of students in need of boats (Total number of students in need of boat)

Type of boat needed (Indicate what kind of boat is suited to the body of water needed to be crossed by the students)

There are two types of boats to be provided:

1) Small self-paddled boat – Capacity: 4-5 children

2) Motorized boat – Capacity: 15-20 children Approximate length: 20 feet

Number of boats needed (Account the total number of boats needed based on the computation below)

Total number of students in need of boat/Minimum capacity of boat needed = Total number of boats needed

Examples:

1) Mabini Elementary School has 18 students in need of small- paddled boats.
18 students -4 = 4.5 (always round-up) = 5 Small self-paddled boats

2) Lingga National High School has 38 students in need of motorized boats.
38 students + 15- 2.53 (always round-up) = 3 Motorized boats

Time Availability of Mobile Phone Signal of the person-in-charge and the School Head (Kindly indicate the time that mobile phone signal is available and/or the best time to call for revalidation purposes) e.g. 24 hours, 5:00pm onwards, weekends only, etc.

Please put N/A if the field being required is not applicable

B.3. Bikes

Name of Student

Learner’s Reference Number

Grade/Year Level

Birthday

Complete Address

Name of Parents/Guardians

Occupation

Distance from house to school (in kilometers)

Terrain of land from house to school (Kindly describe the terrain or land features needed to be traversed by students in going to school and take not of the viability of bikes in such terrain) e.g. plain, pavement, uneven or rocky soil

Justification (explain why there is a need for bikes) e.g. Needs to hike a low hill in going to school, to avoid tardiness, to regularly attend in school, needs to walk several kilometers in going to school

Shoe Size (Fitting size of a shoe, in inches)

Head Size (Total head circumference, in inches (similar to hat sizing)

Length of crotch to floor (Measurement from inseam down to floor in bare feet, in inches)

Number of students in need of bikes (Account the total number of students in need of bike)

Number of bikes needed (Account the total number of bikes needed based on the number of students)

Time Availability of Mobile Phone Signal of the person-in-charge and the School Head (Kindly indicate the time that mobile phone signal is available and/or the best time to call for revalidation purposes) e.g. 24 hours, 5:00pm onwards, weekends only, etc.

Please put N/A if the field being required is not applicable

NOTES:

Each MS Excel file shall be labeled as the following:

For boats: Request for Boats_Name of the School
For bicycles: Request for Bikes_Name of the School

The school head and/or person-in-charge shall submit the accomplished forms in soft copy, MS Excel file, including the required photos to the person-in-charge in the Division Office.

Annex 2 – Division Office Form

The person-in-charge shall consolidate all school forms and accomplish Annex A.2 and B.2 separately using MS Excel application (forms are downloadable at http://www.deped.gov.ph/others)

The division office form shall reflect the figures based on the school forms and the guidelines provided.

Each school form must be separately embedded in one sheet tab on the MS Excel File containing the division form.

Each consolidated report shall be labeled as the following:

For Bicycles: Request for Bikes_Name of the Division
For Boats: Request for Boats_Name of the Division

The person-in-charge shall send the consolidated report in soft copy, MS Excel file to the person-in-charge in the Regional Office.

Annex 3 – Regional Office Form

The person-in-charge shall consolidate all division and school forms in one MS Excel File (downloadable at http://www.deped.gov.ph/others).

The regional office form shall reflect the figures based on the consolidated division forms, school forms and the guidelines provided.

Each division consolidated report must be separately embedded in one sheet tab on the MS Excel file containing the Regional consolidation report.

The consolidated regional reports shall be labeled as:

For Bicycles: Consolidated Request for Bikes_Name of Region
For Boats: Consolidated Request for Boats_Name of Region

All person-in-charge shall email the regional consolidated report together with the division reports in soft copy, MS Excel file.

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