Len­ovo spear­heads makeover of re­mote school in Benguet

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Len­ovo Philip­pines’ General Man­ager Michael Ngan led a con­tin­gent of Len­ovo vol­un­teers to restore Alno-Kadoorie El­e­men­tary School (AKES) lo­cated in the re­mote barangay of Alno in La Trinidad, Benguet. Over the two-day out­reach pro­gram, Len­ovo dis­trib­uted school items for the stu­dents and sup­plied chairs and ta­bles for its class­rooms, re­painted some of the rooms to give the school its much-needed facelift af­ter the dev­as­ta­tion brought about by Typhoon Om­pong.

A staunch ad­vo­cate of ed­u­ca­tion, Len­ovo— a global leader in the PC market and smart de­vices in­dus­try, car­ries out var­i­ous ini­tia­tives to in­spire knowl­edge and cultivate minds.

Len­ovo Philip­pines regularly col­lab­o­rates with aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions to pro­vide teach­ers and stu­dents the tools they need to push through with their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney de­spite ad­ver­si­ties such as nat­u­ral calami­ties, as well as the lack of fi­nan­cial and ma­te­rial re­sources.

For its an­nual out­reach pro­gram, Len­ovo Philip­pines re­cently part­nered with the Al­noKadoorie El­e­men­tary School (AKES) to give the school its much­needed facelift af­ter the dev­as­ta­tion brought about by Typhoon Om­pong— a pow­er­ful trop­i­cal cy­clone that hit North­ern Lu­zon provinces in 2018. In par­tic­u­lar, the typhoon brought about heavy rains, flash floods, and land­slides in Baguio City and Benguet pr ovi nce.

Len­ovo Philip­pines’ General Man­ager Michael Ngan led a con­tin­gent of Len­ovo vol­un­teers to restore AKES, which is lo­cated in the re­mote barangay of Alno in La Trinidad, Benguet. Over the two-day pro­gram, the team dis­trib­uted school items for the stu­dents and sup­plied chairs and ta­bles for its class­rooms. They also re-painted some of the rooms, in­clud­ing the clinic as well as the Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion room.

“At Len­ovo, we be­lieve that ed­u­ca­tion plays a ma­jor role in uplifting our so­ci­ety. To en­sure that this pro­gram is mean­ing­ful, we co­or­di­nated closely with the school to iden­tify their most im­me­di­ate and rel­e­vant needs. We hope that our ac­tions have helped AKES cre­ate a more con­ducive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment and em­power the stu­dents to bet­ter ap­pre­ci­ate

their ed­u­ca­tion,” Ngan said.

Mean­while, Mark Bi­nay-an, the head teacher of AKES, said that this is the first time that a pri­vate institution ex­tended help to the school.

“We feel hon­ored to be cho­sen as the ben­e­fi­ciary of Len­ovo Philip­pines’ CSR ac­tiv­ity. The com­pany’s sup­port will go a long way in help­ing our stu­dents in their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney. We hope that you will push this ad­vo­cacy fur­ther and be able to reach out to more farflung schools in the Philip­pines,” Bi­nay-an said.

A lead­ing tech provider in the con­sumer, com­mer­cial, and en­ter­prise market, the com­pany also do­nated two Len­ovo lap­tops that can be used by fac­ulty mem­bers when sub­mit­ting vi­tal doc­u­ments and re­ports to the DepEd di­vi­sion of­fice, as well as to in­cor­po­rate dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy in class­room learn­ing.

AKES has a stu­dent pop­u­la­tion of over 300, most of whom are chil­dren of veg­etable- and flower-grow­ers in the com­mu­nity. On the other hand, an­other 300 and more pupils make up its high school coun­ter­part, the La Trinidad Na­tional High School – Alno An­nex, which also re­ceived school kits from Len­ovo. These schools are just two of the many in­sti­tu­tions in dis­tant ar­eas of the prov­ince seek­ing as­sis­tance from both gov­ern­ment and pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tions to up­grade ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties.

Aside from the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor, Len­ovo looks to cre­ate an im­pact in other sec­tors of so­ci­ety by pro­vid­ing them with game-chang­ing tech prod­ucts that will help up­lift their lives, and in a larger scale, as­sist in nation-build­ing. (Press Re­lease)

PART­NER NOT JUST SUP­PLIER. AboitizPower goes the ex­tra mile to sup­port its val­ued cus­tomers’ ef­forts to help their host com­mu­ni­ties. On March 5, 2019, the com­pany do­nated 10 com­puter sets to Ur­daneta I Cen­tral School in Pan­gasi­nan, a host school of its cus­tomer, Magic Mall.

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