"Sa simula pa lang,ako'y nakaramdam na
Masakit, makirot, tumatagos hanggang likod
Aking inobserbahan, hanggang tumagal
Pagdating ng oras ay nagkaalaman
Binanggit sa magulang ang nararamdaman
sinamahan sa maayos na doktor at pagamutan
Sinuri, tiningnan ng doktor na may kagalingan
at napag-alaman na may cyst sa likuran.
Nagdaan ang araw at nahusgahan
Bukol sa likod ay kailangang operahan
Subalit mga magulang ay nag-alinlangan
Sapagkat ang halaga ay may kamahalan.
Mabuti na lamang PhilHealth member ang magulang
Gastusin sa ospital ay naibsan at nabawasan.
Operasyon ay naging matagumpay at mabilisan
sa kabataang pag-asa ng bayan.
Tunay ngang maaasahan, PhilHealth nitong ating bayan."
This is a poem created by a group of students in one of the Grade 10 classes observed in line with the integration of the Learners Material of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) into the K-12 curriculum.
It was a refreshing discovery of studentsí impression of PhilHealth during the observation teachings as these students were tasked to produce slogans, poem, poster and skit, among others on PhilHealth's impact to Filipinos. Likewise, students were seen to be curious and participative on how PhilHealth can help in their family's hospitalization needs.
The PhilHealth has partnered with various schools nationwide, through its PhilHealth Regional Offices, for the integration of the social health insurance (SHI) module into the Grade 10 lessons under the K-12 curriculum.
For PhilHealth Regional Office IVA, the training with MAPEH teachers of the Calamba Division Office was held last in May. Since part of the roll-out is to monitor and evaluate if the implementation is on track, an observation teaching was done separately with two Grade 10 sections per school in Camp Vicente National High School and Calamba Bayside National High School.
With the monitoring, PhilHealth aims to evaluate both the students and teachers through surveys and questionnaires to assess them on the following indicators: for students, their reaction on the teaching of the PhilHealth lesson and their level of awareness on PhilHealth programs. They will also be evaluated on the cognitive learning or retention on the lesson taught through a Pre and Post Test, and they will be checked if they are able to share their knowledge to family and relatives.
Among teachers, information will be gathered on the teaching experience which will be valuable in determining how PhilHealth can provide them with assistance in improving the teaching and enhancing the PhilHealth Learner's Material. Classroom observation by PhilHealth personnel will also be done on the actual teaching of the teachers in their respective classes.
As PRO IVA concluded its series of observation teaching in two pilot schools under the Calamba Division Office, it is optimistic that it has gained advocates and champions among these students and teachers in disseminating information on the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) thus, reaching every Filipino's home through them. (END) (Sharyll O. Carpio)
(Reference: Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, Head Executive Assistant and Concurrent OIC-Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group, Cel No. 0917-8089399)