Huawei Philippines, in collaboration with PLDT-SMART Basis and the Presidential Communications Workplace (PCO), boosted efforts in bridging the schooling hole in underserved communities and colleges within the nation with the progressive “College-in-a-Bag” initiative.
In the course of the government-organized “Maging Mapanuri”: Media and Info Literacy Convention on October 25, the PCO handed over a ‘College-in-a-Bag’ package deal to Rizal Technological College in recognition of the college and its engineering scholar, Josh Cariño, who emerged because the winner of PCO’s Digital Brand-Making Contest.
Cariño additionally obtained a money prize from the organizer.
Presidential Communications Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil expressed gratitude to Huawei and PSF for supporting the MIL marketing campaign and for “fostering complete schooling and bridging the digital divide.”
“Huawei and PLDT-Good Basis’s College-in-a-Bag program aligns with our mandate to advance communications with our constituents as its contributions empower college students with the important instruments to boost media info literacy, foster a complete schooling and bridge the digital divide. We thank College-in-a-Bag for his or her pivotal position on this endeavor and its assist to the Media Info Literacy (MIL) marketing campaign,” Secretary Garafil stated on the school-in-a-bag program.
Huawei’s assist of the stated initiative underscores the dedication of the corporate to convey digital to each particular person, each house, and each group to make a completely linked and clever world.
“One of many advocacies of Huawei below Tech for All is schooling, particularly its digital part, as a result of we consider it to be life altering and formative. We would like at present’s youth to change into digitally empowered,” stated Karrie Buenafe, Huawei Philippines’ Senior Public Affairs Supervisor.
On October 10, in an effort to reveal Huawei Philippines’ steady dedication to empower distant communities by bringing inclusive schooling, a “College-in-a-Bag” package deal was additionally turned over to Mapanas city, Northern Samar Mayor Ronn Michael Tejano. Current through the turn-over have been key figures who’re making this imaginative and prescient a actuality, particularly, PLDT-Good Basis President Esther Santos, PLDT and Good Stakeholder Administration Staff Head and AVP Stephanie Orlino, and Karrie Buenafe.
“Everyone knows that expertise is a drive that you just can not disregard, and it’s already part of our lives. Due to sure challenges, our municipality can hardly sustain. We thank PSF, PLDT, Good, and Huawei for giving us a possibility to raise the standard of schooling in our hometown. Letting our learners expertise such expertise from College-in-a-Bag may also help them attain their full potential, which may go a good distance,” stated Mapanas Mayor Ronn Michael Tejano.
The “College-in-a-Bag” is a transportable digital classroom designed to align with the Division of Schooling’s MATATAG curriculum, with the goal of considerably enhancing academic entry and making certain that academic assets attain each nook of the nation.
Every College-in-a-Bag package deal comprises a laptop computer and 10 tablets pre-loaded with DepEd curriculum-based studying supplies, cell Wi-Fi, and expandable storage units. It is usually inclusive of trainer coaching and year-long monitoring assist.
“PSF stays absolutely dedicated to extending high quality schooling nationwide, particularly in hard-to-reach areas. We goal to complement the present schooling system of Mapanas via inclusive and sustainable digital instruments included in every SIAB package deal,” stated Esther Santos, President of PSF.
Final week, a College-in-a-Bag was additionally turned over for Pili Elementary College in Northern Samar final November 17, 2023, in partnership with SODA, a non-profit group that focuses on initiatives geared in direction of expertise and youth, and leads the “Sulong Dunong” marketing campaign that goals to mitigate the training gaps and studying losses amongst provincial colleges via digital academic supplies. Sabtang Nationwide College of Fisheries, the one highschool within the municipality of Sabtang, Batanes, has additionally been one of many recipients.
“We acknowledge that last-mile colleges nonetheless have restricted entry to expertise and connectivity. Within the final 20 years, PLDT and Good have been implementing education schemes to assist handle this current digital divide and to finally spark pleasure in studying amongst Filipino college students,” stated Stephanie Orlino, AVP and Head of Stakeholder Administration Staff at PLDT and Good. The College-in-a-Bag initiative is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Growth Aim #4: High quality Schooling, and it additionally highlights the dedication of Huawei, PLDT, Good, and PSF to inclusive and high quality schooling via ICT, content material, and capability constructing to make sure that no Filipino learners can be left behind
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