A total of 17 computer packages were turned over by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to 17 public schools in Palawan.
The said computer packages is under the Tech4ED or the Technology Empowerment for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development program.
The computer packages were turned over to school authorities in formal ceremonies held in Victoriano J. Rodriguez Hall in Provincial Capitol, Puerto Princesa City last April 4, which was spearheaded by DICT Assistant Secretary Alan Silor, DICT Cluster 3 Director Cheryl Ortega and Cluster 3 Assistant Director Vicente Vargas.
“We gave 5 sets of computer per school, kasi dapat marami silang magagamit for them to be able to be knowledgeable enough in terms of technology, digital literacy and innovation,” said Engr. Alan Silor, DICT Assistant Secretary.
Each computer set is equipped and loa8ded with learning materials accessible in Tech4ED including the following software: eEduSkills (delivers e-learning on demand to address the education divide), eAssist (aims to empower special sectors through access to necessary skills training content in answer to specific industry needs), Gender and Development (provides content on women empowerment, policies for protection of women, and skills enhancement), eAgri (provides contents and services on agriculture technologies to enhance and localize farm technologies to increase productivity and reduce cost for farmers and fisherfolk), Rural Impact Sourcing (provides an introduction to online job opportunities and learning materials to enhance knowledge and practical skills for online workers and entrepreneurs), and eHealth (provides basic health information and access to existing and available Philippine-based health-related online resources).
“The Tech4ED Project provides access points for individuals and communities to bridge the digital and education divide. It promotes grassroots development and opportunities for inclusive growth and poverty reduction. It will give communities access to information, communication, technology, government services, non-formal education, skills training, health, job markets, and business portals,” the provincial government said.