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The Story of Volunteerism Among Tulunan Mobile Library Volunteer Teachers (Published)

The outburst of COVID-19 pandemic caused the abrupt change in the whole world and educational system is not an exemption. The Department of Education in the Philippines made a quick decision that mode of teaching has shifted to modular approach. This phenomenon caused a lot of problems which lead Tulunan Local Goverment to initiate a program they called “ Tulunan Mobile Library”. This phenomenological research sought to describe the story of the mobile library volunteer teachers in teaching mathematics at the Municipality of Tulunan, North Cotabato, Philippines. It investigated the experiences and coping mechanism shared by the informants. Using in-depth interviews, the following were the struggles of the volunteers extracted through thematic analysis: insufficiency of resources, minimal expertise in teaching Mathematics, diversity of learners and time constrains. However, they managed to push through with their volunteerism through these coping mechanisms: they developed patience, practiced planning ahead, remained passionate and motivated their learners. This study points out the importance of preparedness in every voluntarism engagement that may be used in teaching. Furthermore, it can be noted that the participants experienced difficulties and struggles but those did not stop them to continue their act of volunteerism. They are very resilient and developed coping mechanism.

Citation: Picky John E. Billena and Carmee Lyn B. Paylangco (2022) The Story of Volunteerism Among Tulunan Mobile Library Volunteer Teachers, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No., pp.1-15,

Keywords: Experiences, mobile library, phenomenology, qualitative, volunteer


The quest for the third world nations to become one of the 20 economic power nations of the world by the year 2020 sparked the need to institutionalize and enhance qualitative education at all levels of their education system. The 8 point MDG goals of the United Nation (UN) can only be attained in a nation that has quality education base that is affordable and accessible to her citizenry without any exception. In the present jet age, qualitative education is enhanced through information communication technologies (ICTs). ICTs are central to the creation of diversified and functional quality education system; creation of emerging global knowledge based economy and play an important role in promoting sustainable development aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This paper attempts to explore the importance of qualitative education through ICT in attaining the MDGs target of the UN in the areas of overall empowerment of` the populace to become self-sufficient and self-reliance, reduce poverty and hunger, gender equality and women empowerment, health and environmental stability. The factors that hinder quality education were also looked into. The paper also made recommendation on the way forward to enhancing quality education and the attainment of MDGs and concluded that unless a qualitative and functional education system built around the state of the arts in ICTs is institutionalized the quest to attain the MDGs and become one of the economic powers of the world by the year 2020 will definitely be a mirage.

Keywords: Catalyst and MDGs., Self-reliance, Self-sufficient, qualitative

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