Samal school receives new electrical lab from Davao Light

June 22, 2023

Samal school receives new electrical lab from Davao Light
The key of responsibility is handed by (from left) Davao Light President and COO Engr. Rodger S. Velasco and AboitizPower Distribution Utilities COO Anton Perdices to IGACOS Mayor Al David Uy and the Principal of Samal Senior High School Percival Villegas during the facility turnover ceremony.

Samal Senior High School in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) became a beneficiary of an Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) laboratory, dubbed Project e.Lab, donated by Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) subsidiary Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) and the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Aboitiz Foundation).

“This new EIM laboratory is more than just a physical structure; it is a symbol of our shared commitment to education and unwavering belief in the power of knowledge and transformed lives,” said Samal Senior High School principal Percival Villegas. “It is a testament to our community’s unwavering spirit of collaboration and determination to provide all students with the very best possible learning environment.”

A classroom was refurbished and converted into an EIM workshop and assessment facility to be used by high school learners taking up the EIM strand. It is meant to help address the community’s need for electricians who will support ICAGOS’ continuing progress.

“Samal needs more skilled workers since a lot of businesses are still willing to invest in the island,” IGACOS Mayor Al David Uy stated.

Samal Senior High School became a beneficiary upon the recommendation of the Department of Education (DepEd) - Region XI. The Technical Education And Skills Development Authority provides the training for EIM teachers and also conducts competency assessments for the students en route to earning a National Certification.

“We are equipping public schools with standard facilities to implement hands-on learning for students who wish to pursue a career in electrical works and engineering,” said AboitizPower Distribution Utilities Chief Operating Officer Anton Perdices. He noted how Davao Light continues to support the DepEd’s Technical Vocational Livelihood projects.

Since 2014, Davao Light and Aboitiz Foundation have donated EIM laboratories to 40 public schools. This is in line with the company's transformative goal of helping pave the way for the development of cities via the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4, or to provide quality education for all.

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