MANILA – A wide set of opportunities await education stakeholders joining the Learners’ Convergence (LearnCon) PH 2023 of the Department of Education (DepEd) which will be held simultaneously with the 2023 Palarong Pambansa from July 29 to Aug. 3 in Marikina City.

DepEd on Monday said the conference will gather select high school learners and youth leaders, among others, from the 228 schools division offices (SDOs) of 17 regions in the country.

According to the DepEd’s Bureau of Learner Support Services, the event will give participants the opportunity to “learn not only from the key speakers and activities, but also by engaging with one another, especially understanding different cultures across regions.”

“The LearnCon PH 2023 was developed in response to the DepEd thrust to reassess, realign, and refocus its learner-related initiatives to be more responsive to the needs of the learner,” the LearnCon PH 2023 General Administrative Guidelines read.

During the event, DepEd will communicate to the participants its policy and program priorities and revitalize learners’ participation in achieving quality and inclusive education by spearheading conversations about pressing and relevant issues for the learners as emerging youth leaders.

The LearnCon PH 2023 is also expected to provide learners from across SDOs and regions a face-to-face dialogue and to share and collaborate ideas, insights, lessons learned and best practices in learners’ involvement in public and civic affairs. (PNA)