Public elementary schools receive computers, gadgets from Davao Light

April 25, 2022

Public elementary schools receive computers, gadgets from Davao Light

Two years after the pandemic hit the Philippines, the Department of Education (DepEd) launched the start of limited face-to-face classes in some public schools in Davao City.

Despite this, most students are still taking modular and online learning classes as flexible learning systems are still in place. To address online learning needs for equipment, Davao Light and Power Co. Inc., and its social development arm, Aboitiz Foundation Inc., donated laptops, computer accessories, and gadgets for online learning to Tacunan Elementary School and Tugbok Central Elementary School - SPED Center on March 4, 2022.

“We still have students who have never owned a cellphone or a computer because their parents could not afford to buy them,” Angelito Galeas, Barangay Kagawad of Brgy. Tacunan said.

“The pandemic accelerated the use of technology, so we are turning over these computer equipment, accessories, and tablets to help the teachers, the students, and the Department of Education,” President and COO of Davao Light, Rodger Velasco said.

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Tugbok Central Elementary School - SPED Center Principal, Riza Lobitos, shared that the new computers and gadgets were not the first donation they received from Davao Light.

“We have also received two robot kits from Davao Light in the past. We are very thankful because we are one of the chosen schools to receive the robots and now, these equipment,” Lobitos explained.

DepEd District Supervisor Alma Tac-on assured that the gadgets will be used to maximize the learning of their students.

“Since we are planning to implement limited face-to-face classes, these gadgets can be alternately used by Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) students for their classes,” Sally Declarador, principal of Tacunan Elementary School said.

The same laptops and gadgets were also turned over to two public schools in Davao del Norte: Sto. Tomas National High School and Pag-asa Elementary School.

Davao Light, an AboitizPower subsidiary, fully supports DepEd’s aim to provide quality education which is also one of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.