Dalaw Turo Team goes to Antique

Sitting under the shade of acacia trees, the students from barasanan National High School enjoyed watching drama skits prepared by the Dalaw Turo Team.

IN LINE with the Departments’ mission to promote sustainable development and ensure stakeholders’ participation in the protection and conservation of the environment, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Antique together with the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) conducted a Dalaw-Turo at Barasanan National High School and Villaflor Elementary School, both in Tobias Fornier, Antique on October 16, 2019.

During the activity, the Dalaw-Turo Team prepared educational games and drama skits on proper solid waste management and illegal tree cutting to help increase the awareness and knowledge of students about environmental protection and conservation.

Students throws a ball going inside the box during the Solid Waste Management environmental game.

Both schools also received Coffee Table Book entitled: Kadagatan tubtub Kabukidan (From the Seas to the Mountains): Traditional Knowledge Practices of Panay and Guimaras and IEC Materials about Ecological Solid Waste Management (RA 9003), Anti Burning Law, Disaster Preparedness and Importance of Wetlands.

Dalaw-Turo (DT) is a non-traditional educational, participatory, communication teaching design developed by the PAWB as a medium for environmental education based on the principles of biological diversity and sustainable development.

Pupils from Villaflor Elemtary School formed a web about the basic needs of human.

The project utilizes the basic communication principles of folk media, and community mass-based approaches such as street theaters, environmental games, creative lectures and workshops, ecological tours and production of nature interpretative materials.

Group picture of DT Team along with teachers and pupils of Villaflor Elementary School.

DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr. said: “We are hoping that the youths will apply their learnings during the conduct of Dalaw-Turoand now understand the role they play to help conserve and protect the environment through their own ways by properly segregating wastes.” (DENR-6)