This is what the Paraclete Alternative Learning System (ALS) Center in Barangay (village) Old Bulihan, Silang in Cavite hopes to achieve led by Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD, executive director of the Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation Inc. (AJCMFI).
The site is the 29th branch. 15 more are in Palawan, one is in Manila and 12 others are set up in other places in Cavite. They offer FREE ALS education to those interested. They also accept volunteers and welcome donations since the operation of these centers are products of teamwork from Department of Education (DepEd), Blue Sisters, Paraclete Foundation Inc. (PFI), Bulihan National High School and local government.
Mobile teachers, district coordinators, instructional managers and service providers render service which include cover DepEd's recommended curriculum on English, mathematics, science and Filipino. Learning materials include printed modules, compact discs with e-learning modules, and computers.
How to be an ALS student
There are only two steps to become an ALS student. Pass the exam and the interview, choose a schedule of learning - which may be daily or during convenient times for the learner.
Study your lessons and take the assessments tests which will determine the level of the learner. Once the learner is ready, the mobile teacher will endorse taking of the Accreditation and Equivalency Exam which translates to a high school diploma.