/ 15 January 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Education signed a partnership agreement with Nestle Philippines for the development of online learning modules and educational kits on health and wellness.

The Memorandum of Agreement signed by DepEd and Nestle on Wednesday is worth P120 million.

Under the agreement, Nestlé Philippines will bring together experts to collaborate under the Nestlé Wellness Campus program with Milo and Bear Brand creating modules based on the DepEd’s most essential learning competencies.

DepEd Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio encouraged students and teachers to use the modules provided by Nestle Philippines.

“We believe these modules can help deepen understanding relative to the value of physical health and nutrition,” he said.

The modules will be uploaded on DepEd Commons, an online platform that provides access to learning materials and resources.

Nestle Philippines chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki said that the production of modules is part of the company’s efforts to help attain quality education in the country.

He said that the modules will strengthen Nestle’s support for the implementation of distance learning.

“This MOA reflects how Nestlé Philippines has intensified its partnership with the DepEd by sponsoring over P120 million worth of online modules and physical educational and nutrition kits for this school year,” Marzouki said.

“We hope to be able to support the teachers, students and parents as they too, level up to adopt a new way of learning,” he added.

Aside from the modules, Nestle will also provide instructional videos in collaboration with Milo and other sports partners to encourage students to stay active.