VECO turns over e-learning center to Labangon school
Blanch Marie Luage and Hyacinth Mari Ditan, grade six students of Labangon Elementary School, 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 transports them to the different places they read about.
The early Christmas gifts of the Visayan Electric Co. Inc and Aboitiz Foundation 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 Division Superintendent Dr. Bianito Dagatan, for his part, thanked VECO for always 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 in 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 andAFI also donated an e-learning center to Mabolo Elementary School.
Senior Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) students of the Cebu Technological UniversityMain Campus pose for a photo opportunity with learners from Day Care Center of Cogon Pardo, Cebu City after their community extension service.