/ 3 March 2022

THE ABOITIZ Foundation, in partnership with Davao Light and CitySavings Bank, held an upskill training for 70 teachers of the San Roque Central Elementary School in Davao City.

Dubbed as Project Agile Learning Series, it ran from February 15 to 17, 2022.

The learning series was divided into three sessions, two hours per day, with an aim to enhance the teachers’ knowledge on google applications such as GMail, Chat, Meets, Task, Keep, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms that could enhance the way conduct online classes.

“Today, with the uncertainties that the pandemic brings, it is vital that we work together to be able to succeed in overcoming the setbacks and barriers of online learning and teaching. With training and continuous learning, we are all capable of adapting and rising up from these challenges. So let us take the leap of faith together in having that #studentalways mindset, because technology today has so much more to offer,“ Aboitiz Foundation President and Chief Operating Officer Maribeth Marasigan said.

The event was also attended by Davao Light’s Community Relations head Fermin Edillon, Davao City Councilor and chairperson of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Arts and Culture Pilar Braga and Dr. Maria Inez Asuncion, assistant regional director of the Department of Education Region XI.

“Project Agile aims to provide teachers with the skill in handling online classes using a digital platform or tool to conduct virtual meetings with learners in a more efficient manner. Now that the teachers of San Roque Central Elementary School have completed the 3-day training, we hope it has enhanced their knowledge and that they can apply such to better handle their online classes,” Edillon said during the program’s closing ceremony.

Dr. Allan Farnazo, regional director of the Department of Education Region XI, thanked Davao Light and Aboitiz Foundation through a recorded video.

“We thank Davao Light together with Aboitiz Foundation for conducting the three day Project Agile training for all our teachers [and training them] on the use of an online platform to equip and enhance their skills to efficiently collaborate and conduct online classes.”

Project Agile was initiated by City Savings Bank in 2020 at the height of Covid19 where teachers and learners were forced to conduct virtual classes.