/ 5 October 2021

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology turned over 20 laptops to the Department of Education office in Taytay, Rizal.

The initiative was part of the department’s Digital Education Program and its component expanded Cybersafe Learning Project.

“Your DICT remains committed to assisting our education sector as it continues to pursue online and blended learning amid the new normal,” DICT Secretary Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan said.

“We hope to provide Taytay with the necessary tools and devices that will enable them to better adapt to new modalities of learning,” he added.

The laptops were accepted by DepEd Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Gloria C. Roque, Education Program Specialist II Jovelyn Jaqueca, and Executive Assistant Marv Christian Alegre.

Meanwhile, the DICT presented a certificate of appreciation to Councilor Sophia Cabral of the municipality of Taytay, Rizal “for her invaluable support to the DICT’s programs and for her leadership during this pandemic to seek innovative governance solutions that will bring ICT-based interventions, devices/tools, and cybersafe learning.”

The Cybersafe Learning Project Education seeks to optimize the use of ICT for the enhancement of cyber-education and promotion of digital literacy.

It aims to develop cybersafe learning hygiene for schools in order to protect students and teachers alike from threats against their data privacy and other cyber threats.

“The DICT will continue to expand this initiative to other local government units across the country, especially those situated in remote and far-flung communities,” Honasan said.