Rex Education (REX), a leading provider of learning solutions, presented its ‘Bawat Paaralan Edukampyon (BPE) Continuum’, a program for strengthening drug-abuse prevention, during the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Conference.
UNODC’s Conference gathered organizations, policymakers, and prevention implementers for discussions on addressing drug-related problems in the country under the theme “Prevention Digest: Strengthening the prevention strategy and family-based initiatives in the Philippines”.
REX was among the government and non-government organizations who shared their experiences with prevention programming, as well as the impact and influence of these initiatives.
BPE is grounded in the Edukampyon advocacy: to engage duty-bearers and build their capacities for respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the right to quality education. Pursuant to BEDP 2030, REX advocates a whole school approach that entails the collaboration of all members in a school community. This framework is meant to advance agendas on global education and reform initiatives such as health awareness, eradication of violence, and drug-abuse prevention.
REX designed BPE as a three-tier implementation framework that will allow schools to conduct systematic assessments of their progress in the UNODC’s domains. BPE encourages schools to work with their stakeholders, students, parents, and community members in the planning and implementation of activities and interventions that are relevant to UNODC’s standards.
REX officially launched BPE during the January 2021 Annual Educators’ Congress, where 400 private and public schools expressed interest and intent in pilot implementing the framework. In March 2021, pilot implementation for BPE began with 13 schools completing one implementation cycle.