/ 17 November 2022

THE PROVINCIAL government of Negros Occidental distributed tablets to 1,439 Grades 1 to 3 students in a bid to boost their learning experience through mobile videos.

Dubbed as “Project BONG or Bata ang Ona sa Negros,” the initiative was launched on November 14 to provide an intervention called “Letters and Numbers on the MoVE: Mobile Videos for Education: A Gateway for Literacy and Numeracy.”

The project was funded by the provincial school board’s Special Education Fund.

LGovernor Eugenio Jose Lacson said that the beneficiaries were learners from Cauayan town.

Lacson reminded students that the tablets are for education purposes only.

“You have to return it after a year to be passed on to the next batch of learners. To the teachers, teach the learners how to use the tablets and teach the parents as well. Parents, you also have to instill discipline in your children,” Lacson said.

Provincial Schools Division Superintendent Anthony Liobet said the project was designed to improve teaching and learning procedures as well as learning outcomes.

“This is by means of making each learner a priority particularly in building literacy and numeracy as well as advancing in technology. These are the identified issues and needs for recovery initiatives after the pandemic,” Liobet said.