DepEd receives 100 Smart School-in-Bag Kits
“Through the Smart School-in-a-Bag initiative, we will be able to advance digital literacy amid and beyond the Covid19 pandemic, especially in remote areas that lack access to technology,” USAID Philippines Acting Deputy Mission Director Brandon Miller said.
“We will continue to forge partnerships with the private sector, the local government units, and the local community so that no one will be left behind and every child will receive quality education,” Miller added.
DepEd will give these kits to selected schools in Regions 5, 6, Maguindanao, Cotabato Special Geographic Area and Cotabato City, and to schools linked with USAID’s.
“We’d like to express our utmost appreciation to USAID, PBSP, and Smart Communications for our continuous partnership throughout the years. This partnership is yet another evidence that education is a shared responsibility. We will continue this journey of providing support and opportunities for our learners, especially those in the far-flung areas, together with our allies in attaining accessible and quality education,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.