Evaluation of the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to student-beneficiaries in the secondary schools of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija
Keywords:pantawid pamilyang pilipino program (4Ps), beneficiaries, education, health and nutrition
This study aimed to assert the advantages, disadvantages and effectiveness of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the conditional cash transfer program in three (3) Secondary Schools in the Municipality of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, in addressing the poverty health care and basic education problems in the Philippines. It involved a total of 1128 student-beneficiaries, 793 parent-beneficiaries, and 69 teachers from the three secondary schools. It explored (a) the level of attainment of the expected outcomes of 4ps along the areas of education, health and nutrition, and (b) the difference between the respondents’ evaluation of the level of attainment of the expected outcomes of 4ps along the areas of education, health and nutrition using the descriptive-correlational design.
The study found that 4Ps have positive impact in increasing attendance of students to school and increasing motivation to complete basic education, as well as in improving the health and nutrition of the student-beneficiaries as the cash grant was able to aid in providing these students with diverse healthy and nutritious meals regularly. Statistical analysis revealed that in terms of education outcomes, there was a significant difference between the evaluation of the student-beneficiaries and their teacher-advisers, and between the evaluation of the parent-beneficiaries and the teacher-advisers. However, in terms of health and nutrition outcomes, no significant difference was found between the evaluation of the student and parent-beneficiaries.
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