/ 23 February 2021

THE UNITED States Agency for International Development turned over laptops and other equipment to the Department of Education in support of its Alternative Learning System program.

The US agency donated more than 400 laptops, computers, printers, projectors and other accessories to be used for distance learning on February 19.

The donation was part of its Opportunity 2.0 project. In October last year, USAID also gave 150 laptops, computers, printers, projectors and 80 sets of learning materials to the ALS Task Force.

ALS Assistant Secretary G.H. Ambat received the equipment from USAID Philippines-Office of Education Director Dr. Thomas LeBlanc and USAID Philippines Senior Education Adviser Mirshariff Tillah.

The Opportunity 2.0 aims to provide education to out-of-school youth.

The program has been in operation for five years.