About Teacher Sabrina
Lou Sabrina Saavedra Ongkiko graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. By sharing her experience and knowledge as an educator, the 26 year old teacher hopes to help alleviate the public education system. She pursued her post graduate studies in Primary Education, specializing in Science and English, at the Nanyang Technoligical University in Singapore.
She is finishing her Master of Arts in Basic Education at the Ateneo.
Sabrina is also actively involved in groups and foundations that promote education and the welfare. She is an active member of: Cartwheel Foundation, which provides education to indigineous children, Teachables Inc., a social enterprise that focuses on empowering teachers and the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, having served as it’s Members Recruitment Officer and Secretary General.
DepEd launched Education exhibit last July 27 at The Block SM North with the support of the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
During the launch I had the honor to interview one of their speaker – Teacher Sabrina Ongkiko, an advocate of quality education.
GO! Education focuses on the three primary components towards improving access and equality of basic education in the country, namely , improving teacher quality, curriculum enhancements through the K-12 basic education program, and addressing the gaps in Resources.
Public School Teacher Lou Sabrina S. Ongkiko supports DepEd’s endeavor in uplifting the country’s education system as the representative for the “teacher training” component of “Go! Education.”
At her keynote speech she emphasized that there will more available trainings and workshops for teachers which can be found free online via a user-friendly portal, so it is not true that one should need to buy the training materials.
Good news for her fellow teachers because salary increase and standardization law for them will be implemented. As of 2012 starting salary for teachers will be 18,000 Php plus allowances from LGUs.
As a grade school teacher in Culiat Elementary School in Tandang Sora , QC Sabrina knows the challenges that the educational system is faced with everyday.
Still adjusting on the new K-12 curriculum Teacher Sabrina believes that it is a very helpful way for the students to enhance knowledge.