The Department of Education (DepEd) has been criticized on social media over an illustration in a learning module of a farmer’s family in tattered clothes.
Photos of the drawing that went viral on social media showed the family members wearing shabby clothes, while some of the children barely wore anything.
The illustration appeared on the English subject module which taught proper and common nouns.
“Nakakadismaya po,” YouScooper Jenice Ramiro told GMA News.
"NAKAKADISMAYA PO." Ito ang sinabi ni YouScooper Jenice Ramiro sa GMA News tungkol sa larawan ng DepEd learning module...Posted by GMA News on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The story that went with the illustrations told of the farmer’s need to work hard for his family.
“Ang mali po at ang nakakabahala ay ang unang larawan,” Jenice said. “Walang problema sa kwento, ang mali ay ang unang illustration at ang nag-approve niyan.”
Jenice said she had reported to the department her complaints with the illustrations which stereotyped farmers. – Kaela Malig/RC, GMA News