With Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi’s marching order to prioritize the protection and welfare of energy consumers, the Department of Energy-Consumer Welfare and Promotion Office (DOE-CWPO) led by Ms. Helen Arias conducted an energy empowerment briefing with 51 Grade 5 students of the Pitogo Elementary School, Makati City on October 17, 2016 at the PNOC-Mini Theater.
“We have to start educating our youngsters in relation to our energy advocacies to create a sturdier foundation for our future generation." Sec. Cusi encouraged.
This batch of Grade 5 Pitogo students joined the bandwagon of Energy Smart Kids by pledging to commit to turn off lights and appliances when not in use; using lights and appliances only when needed; conserving electricity, water & other resources for a healthier the environment.
Following the DOE’s celebration of Consumer Welfare Month this October, the students were exposed to true-to-life energy applications.
The DOE-CWPO staff oriented the students and their Head Teacher, Ms. Anabelle Pagala on the “Basic Electricity Concepts,” which was about the process of getting electricity into their homes.
Also discussed were “Household Energy Conservation Tips” to teach the children on how to save electricity and money, which could redound to increasing their daily allowances.
The students were also given desk exercises to work on. In the exercise called “Sources of Electricity Word Search,” they were asked to encircle the given energy sources in the puzzle.
In “Who Left the Lights On,” logic was required to determine the culprit among the names mentioned in the given energy themed short story.
These fun activities were incorporated to unleash the potentials of the students so they will be more imaginative in creating opportunities to find solutions to problems.
In September, Grade 5 students from South Cembo Elementary School together with their school teacher and officers participated in the same educational program.
Annually, the DOE-CWPO is spearheading these series of activities in celebration of CWM in compliance with Proclamation No. 1098 held every October.