Bayanihang Eskwela Manual: A Guide to Citizen Monitoring of School Building Construction Projects

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The Bayanihang Eskwela Manual provides its readers a clearer idea of how a community-based monitoring of school building projects (SBPs) using the G-Watch approach is done from preparation to the result of the monitoring, the response of concerned agencies on the identified issues and challenges and the feedback of stakeholders.

The Manual is an easy-to-use toolkit that guides the setting and implementation of a community-based monitoring of government SBPs using the tested processes and tools of Bayanihang Eskwela, a joint monitoring initiative of the Ateneo School of Government through its Government Watch Program, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and the Office of the Ombudsman.

Recognizing that school building construction monitoring may seem daunting and technical, this Manual is made simple and easy-to-understand for any concerned citizen organization that wishes to engage DepEd and DPWH in monitoring SBPs. It also aims to assist government project engineers in involving community participation in SBP implementation.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Why the need for citizen participation in government school building program?
  • Part A: Bayanihang Eskwela Project Design
  • Part B: Organizing Your Community-based SBP Monitoring Team
  • Part C: Capacity Building of Community-based SBP Monitoring Teams
  • Part D: Monitoring Using the Bayanihang Eskwela Checklist
  • Part E: Processing Your Checklist and Generating Results
  • Part F: Reporting and Communicating Outcomes
  • Annexes