Did you know that the DepEd order the implementation of asynchronous mode of classes for December 6, 2023 due to their tree planting activities? The Department of Education (DepEd) launches the Project entitled DepEd’s 236,000 Trees – A Christmas Gift for the Children. This is an initiative that aims to promote environmental preservation and instill environmental responsibility among Filipino children. The project will simultaneously plant over 236,000 trees in different parts of the country, with the participation of DepEd 47,678 public schools. This project serves as a gift from the Department to ensure a clean and green environment for Filipino children and future generations.
In addition to the educational benefits, planting trees will contribute to the beautification of school grounds. Trees provide shade, improve air quality, and create a calming atmosphere, enhancing the overall ambience of the school and creating a more pleasant and conducive learning environment for students. Furthermore, planting trees has numerous health benefits. Trees absorb harmful pollutants from the air and release oxygen, leading to improved air quality. This creates a healthier environment for students, teachers, and staff, reducing the risk of respiratory diseases and promoting overall well-being.
Asynchronous Mode (December 6, 2023)
The tree-planting activity by the different schools will take place simultaneously on December 6, 2023. All 47,678 DepEd public schools will participate, with each school planting a minimum of 5 trees, contributing to the goal of planting over 236,000 trees nationwide. Classes in all DepEd public schools will be on asynchronous mode for this day (December 6, 2023).
This means that all 47,678 participating DepEd public schools in tree planting will implement asynchronous class instead of face-to-face. In DepEd’s definition of asynchronous class/mode, learners are not required to report physically in schools. Instead, they will be given learning activity sheets to be accomplished.
Source: DepEd Memorandum 069 s 2023: GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT – “DEPED’S 236,000 TREES – A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE CHILDREN”