Labangon school gets e-learning center from Veco
Labangon Elementary School grade six students Blanch Marie Luage and Hyacinth Mari Ditan share the same passion in reading. The two are best friends and are vying for honors in their graduating class.
Blanch and Hyacinth believe that reading empowers them, activates their imagination and brings them to the different places they read about.
The early Christmas gifts of the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (AFI) to Labangon Elementary School will make reading and learning all the more exciting for students like Blanch and Hyacinth.
Last December 4, Veco and Aboitiz Foundation officially turned over to the school a newly-built e-learning center.
Veco and AFI transformed an old container van donated by Gothong Southern Shipping Lines into a learning space equipped with iPads, an Apple TV and a 50-inch LED TV. The school also provided books as their counterpart for the project.
The e-learning center is strategically located under the trees so the students can enjoy the fresh air while studying.
Veco Chief Operating Officer Anton Mari Perdices urged students and the school administration to fully utilize the facility and use it to improve the performance of the students.
Cebu City Schools Di- vision Superintendent Dr. Bianito Dagatan, meanwhile, thanked Veco for being a partner in improving the education system in the country. He also challenged the students and the school administration to use the tools given by Veco and AFI to improve academic performance.
The e-learning center is Veco’s third project for Labangon Elementary School. In 2010, Veco donated a three-storey, three-classroom building and in 2017, Veco also upgraded the electrical wiring of the school.
The center is the second e-learning center that Veco and AFI created for DepEd. In 2016, Veco and AFI also donated an e-learning center to Mabolo Elementary School.
The early Christmas gift to Labangon Elementary School is good news to students like Blanch Marie Luage (left) and Hyacinth Mari Ditan (right), who can use the e-learning center (left photo) to enhance their learning experience with the use of technology. The center is equipped with iPads, Apple TV and a 50-inch LED TV.