CENTER FOR STUDENTS AND CO-CURRICULAR AFFAIRS
Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs is a response to popular
calls for active youth participation in nation-building, as in the case
of other government department which organized their own youth centers
or offices, and an innovation in the DepEd system in order to improve
its delivery of services particularly in terms of youth and students
As a whole, the Center takes charge of youth and
student-related activities that are not covered by existing Bureaus or
Centers in the Department. It coordinates with appropriate DepEd
officers for all programs and projects that it implements. It is also
the focal point of the Department on the various youth empowerment and
development efforts of the national government. As such, it actively
and establishes linkages with different government agencies, youth
groups and youth-serving organization nationwide.
advance holistic and quality education for all, it focuses on
addressing problems, issues, gaps, and concerns of youth and students
outside the formal classroom atmosphere, which are considered extra or
co-curricular in nature.
The Center is under the Office of the
Secretary proper and supervised by the Undersecretary and Assistant
Secretary for Programs and Projects.
Filipino children and youth who are culturally rooted, morally virile,
responsible, hardworking, refined, enterprising, persevering, and
public-spirited, equipped with world-class skills and imbued with such
values as “maka-Diyos, mala-Tao, maka-Bayan, at maka-Kalikasan”.
education by providing holistic and quality co-curricular program,
projects and activities that will prepare the Filipino children and
youth towards global competition.
- Policy formulation and Review
CSCA, in consultation with the Bureaus and Centers, formulates and
reviews policies that affect the conduct of pupil student co-curricular
activities in and out of school boundaries, for the approval of the
- Programs and Projects Development and Implementation
CSCA develops and implement its programs and projects in coordination
with other offices in the Department, other government agencies, youth
groups and youth-serving organization.
- Agency Cooperation and Involvement
the DepEd system, the CSCA establishes linkages with existing Bureaus
and Center, such as the Bureau of Elementary Education, Bureau of
Secondary Education, Bureau of Non-Formal Education, School Health and
Nutrition Center and the regional and other field offices, for programs
and projects that need their expertise and input.
- Institutional Partnership Promotion
programs and projects of the CSCA are implemented in partnership with
its institutional partners such as the Boy Scout of the Philippines
(BSP), Girl Scout of the Philippines (GSP), Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Science and Technology
(DOST), Philippine Society of Youth Science Club (PSYSC), The Smile
Club, Youthnet, Youth on Fire, SALIKANA-BAYAN, Kabataang Sama-samang
Maglilingkod, other government agencies and other youth groups and
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS COORDINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
to the amendment made with the issuance of DECS Order No. 62, s. 2000,
the CSCA is in-charge of all international students exchange and
- Work Appreciation Program Coordination of Youth and Student Organization
CSCA handles all work-appreciation programs, such as the Special
Program for the Employment for the Students (SPES), Government
Internship Program (GIP) and On-the-Job Training Program for the
- Recognition and Accreditation of Youth and Students Organizations
CSCA accredits and recognizes youth and student group or organizations,
including youth and student-serving organizations, before they are able
to conduct co-curricular projects and activities within the DepEd
system. This procedure enables the DepEd to check and review the
relevance of the projects and activities to the enhancement of
- Proposal and Suggestion for Priority Action of the Secretary
consultation, the CSCA gives proposals and suggestions for priority
action of the Secretary on matters relative to youth, students and
- Other Incidental and Necessary Functions and Assignment by the Secretary
CSCA performs such other duties incidental to or necessarily connected
to its function or as may be assigned by the Secretary.
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
is not the be-all and end-all of education. At DepEd, we recognize that
pure classroom instruction cannot fully satisfy the growing need to
provide pupils and students with opportunities for practical learning
and proper channeling of potential and interest.
believe in the importance of exposing and preparing young people to
face the realities of life, we implement various programs and projects
– all of which, hopefully, will help pupils and students become more
well-rounded individuals and citizen of our country
YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COOPERTIVISM IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM (YECS)
YECS is an official co-curricular program that serves to support,
enhance and enrich the work education and skills training program in
the curriculum, particularly the TEPP. It aims to establish a shift
from the employment creation culture by nurturing the entrepreneurial
and cooperative environment, skills and competencies of the students.
It is being implemented in partnership with the Department of Trade and
Industry (DTI) and the Cooperatives Development Authority (CDA) and
entered as one of DepEd’s commitment in the employment summit.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SGMP)
program seeks to organize and institutionalize the Student Governments
in the public secondary schools nationwide with a view to the needs of
the studentry, school and the community.
STUDENT TECHNOLOGISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS OF THE PHILIPPINES PROGRAM (STEP)
STEP is a co-curricular organization to enhance life-long skills and
support the learning competencies of the work-education and skills
training program of the TEPP component of the MAKABAYAN subject.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON STUDENT EXCHANGE AND REPRESENTATION, AND REFFERALS
DepEd, through the CSCA as coordinator/implementer pursuant to DECS
Order No. 62, s. 2000, screens and selects qualified students to the
different countries with which the Philippines has existing agreement
for student exchanges and representations, coordinates with such
countries and receives counterpart foreign student-delegates for
cultural and education tours, and interactions. The CSCA also collates
and coordinate with the various Bureaus and Centers in the Department
pertinent to referrals from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF SCIENCE CLUBS
role of Science Clubs in the schools in sustaining and nurturing
interest in science, technology and environment is the basis upon which
projects in this regard are given proper focus and attention.
WORK APPRECIATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM
CSCA implements, coordinates and monitors all student
employment-related training programs, which do not fall under the
regular, contractual and casual employment in the civil service.
KABATAAN 2004 PROGRAM
under Executive Order No. 139, it is a year-round work program of the
government, which encourages high school, college and vocational
students as well as out-of-school youth to engage in constructive and
productive activities through the assistance and cooperation of
government and private offices. Kabataan 2000 Executive Committee is
chaired by the Department of Labor and Employment. Under the program,
the DepEd enrolled the “Youth Action for Sustainable Development
(YASD)” Which underscore the importance of entrepreneurship and
cooperativism, science clubbing, student leadership training and
culture and arts in the community.
JUNIOR GRAFWATCH UNIT
co-curricular organization of youth and students established by the
Office of the Ombudsman, in partnership with the Department of
Education, as part of its multi-sectoral strategy to enjoin and empower
the youth and student sector through graft and corruption education and
SUPPORT FOR SCOUTING MOVEMENT
CSCA works with the Boy Scout of the Philippines and the Girl Scout of
the Philippines, as co-curricular organizations, in the implementation
of various scouting activities.
These projects are usually assigned by the Office of the Undersecretary or Assistant Secretary for Programs and Projects.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
from the submission of report requirements and monitoring instruments
the CSCA conducts regional visits to validate results.