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The UP Open University (UPOU) will be offering once again its Child Rights Promotion and Protection (CRP) Certification Program as massive open online courses (MOOCs) starting April 2017. These courses are free and open to everyone especially for those interested in and advocates of child rights protection and promotion such as those working in non-government organizations and other professions dealing with children.

Eight courses under the three clusters of the CRP MOOCs will be offered through Massive Open and Distance e-Learning (MODEL), the UPOU’s platform for its MOOCs:

Cluster 1: Theoretical and Legal Framework for Children
Understanding Better the Child (22 April-2 June)
Legal Instruments for the Protection of Children (10 June- 21 July)
Institutional Mechanisms Towards Child Rights Protection and Promotion (29 July-8 September)

Cluster 2: Planning and Implementing Programs for Child Rights Protection and Promotion
Planning Programs on Child Rights Protection and Promotion (15 July-25 August)
Implementing Child Rights Programs (9 September-20 October)

Cluster 3: Communicating and Advocating for Child Rights Protection
Communicating for Child Rights Protection and Promotion: Theoretical Approaches (16 Sept-27 October)
Traditional and New Media for Child’s Rights Protection and Promotion (26 September-6 November)
Advocacy and Social Mobilization for Child Rights Protection and Promotion (4 November-15 December)

CRP MOOCs were first offered in 2015 as part of the collaboration of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund-Philippines and UPOU. This re-offering is part of UPOU's openUP Flagship Program for 2016-2019. The openUP Flagship Program is aimed at mainstreaming MOOCs as part of UPOU's formal and non-formal program offerings. To avail of this free course and access more UPOU MOOCs offerings, visit (Anna Cañas-Llamas)

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“Kulay, Galaw at Pinta”
Gaano man kahirap ang buhay, kababaihan, magtatagumpay ka!

Artist and artwork will be visually entertaining
Splash of colors will be intellectually stimulating
Modern music will be mixed in to create a unique experience

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On 03 March 2017, the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) of the UP Open University (UPOU) held the third of its series of Friday Research Conversations about UPOU’s 12 Flagship Programs. Prof. Ricardo Bagarinao, Dean of UPOU Faculty of Education and Chair of the UPOU Disaster Risk…

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