/ 26 November 2021

TO HELP learners in Occidental Mindoro, the Department of Information and Communications Technology donated laptops to two schools— the Tangkalan Elementary School and Occidental Mindoro National High School.

Through the Cybersafe Learning for Education Project, DICT aims to optimize the use of ICT for the enhancement of cyber-education and promotion of digital literacy.

The project also seeks to develop cybersafe learning in schools to protect students and teachers from various cyber threats.

“Your DICT commits to continue our intensified efforts to provide for the ICT needs of our public educational institutions from Internet connectivity to digital education tools for their administrators, teachers, and students during the new normal,” Undersecretary Jose Arturo De Castro said.

“Our goal is to build upon the achievements of former Secretary and Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II to foster an improved educational experience for our students who are currently undergoing blended and online learning,” he added.

Honasan resigned to stage a Senate comeback in next year’s election.

Meanwhile, DICT Undersecretary Arnold Atienza pledged to continue the rollout of the project to reach more public educational institutions in need of digital resources.

The previous beneficiaries of the project’s laptop handover include Taytay, Rizal; Muntinlupa City; Malvar, Batangas; Samar, among others.