VECO turns over e-learn­ing cen­ter to La­ban­gon school

The Freeman - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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