/ 15 May 2022

FOUR more public schools in Castillejos, Zambales received teaching aids from the Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon.

The schools include Nagbayan Elementary School, Buenavista Elementary School, Balaybay Resettlement Elementary School, and Castillejos Elementary School.

DOST-3 said each school obtained an interactive multimedia audio-visual teaching which include a 40-inch, high-definition, light-emitting diode television.

“The IMTA is especially suited in areas where access to the internet is absent. It contains lessons in science and mathematics which are curriculum-based. It is easy to use for both teachers and learners,” the department said.

Coordinating Principal of DepEd Castillejos District Mario Celis thanked the department for its initiative, noting these would be a great help for teachers and learners.

“Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. In today’s situation, wherein education is at the highlight of transformation, the Castillejos District is so grateful and blessed to receive this Interactive Multimedia Audio-Visual Teach Aids,” Celis said.

“It will surely boost the academic performance of our learners as our teachers can introduce new topics easily and will make the class more interesting, dynamic, and effective. Again, thank you so much for these gifts and we pledge to utilize these for the betterment and progress of the learners,” he added.

To date, a total of 18 schools in Zambales already received the IMTA technology, and an additional 16 more are scheduled to be delivered within the year.

The project is a component of the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology or CEST program of the DOST which had been ably funded by Senator Joel Villanueva since 2018.