Therma South donated 24 ICT (information communication technology) kits, one for each classroom of Binugao Central Elementary School (BCES) in Davao City last November 22. The donation is part of the company’s ICT integration project, which began in May 2017 in partnership with the University of Mindanao, that conducted basic Microsoft Office skills training for the school’s homeroom teachers.
The turnover ceremony was attended by representatives from BCES, TSI, the Department of Education, and the Barangay Council of Binugao.
The teachers of BCES are now e-teachers. I am expecting an increase of performance and a decrease in absenteeism and dropout rate. Students will be eager to come into the classroom because of these ICT kits.
–Jonas Piore, Senior Education Program Supervisor, Department of Education
This donation has made teaching easier. Children are more attentive and behaved. BCES is one of the first public schools to acclimate to ICT integration.
–Jayreen Pabi, former Principal III, BCES
“Mas naganahan ang mga estudyante musulod sa klase. Dili gusto mag-absent. Halos dili na gani mugawas pag recess kay gusto mutan-aw ug videos(The students are more interested in going to class. They don’t want to be absent. Even during recess, they hardly go out because they want to stay inside to watch videos),” said Adela Gajeras, a mother of two students in BCES.
“Dako kaayo ang inyong natabang diri kay dako kaayo ang improvement sa among school tungod sa mga gamit na inyong gipanghatag para gamiton namo sa among pagskwela (Your help has gone a long way with the improvement of our school because of this donation that we’ll use in our learning),” said Grade 5 student Maria Althea Abis as she observed the changes in her school since it began its ICT integration.
Each kit is composed of a desktop computer, projector, and projector screen support modernized teaching techniques that TSI hopes will encourage students to stay in school and open opportunities for a better future.
Public schools have always been close to my heart because I am a product of a public school myself. I wouldn’t be a plant manager if it weren’t for my public school teachers. We need to be updated because this is a new age. These students are our future.
–Val Saludes, VP and Plant Manager, Therma South