SEVENTEEN residents of the Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras received educational tablets to assist them in the demands of the new modality in learning while still inside the facility.
Those who received the tablets were 12 high school and college students and five elementary pupils who are readying to take the high school examination.
DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations Delia Bagolcol led the turn-over of gadgets and food packs to the residents.
The 17 educational tablets were donations from mobile phone and electronics brand Cherry Mobile in partnership with actress Heart Evangelista-Escudero under the project Big Heart PH.
DSWD Assistant Secretary for Specialized Program Rhea Penaflor said the tablets were provided to center residents who are still inclined to study despite their current situation.
RRCY residents are children in conflict with the law, aging from 15 years old and above and below 18 years old.
She stressed the tablets will be used only for studying and research. A tablet is a necessary tool for students to help them cope with the demands of the new modality during this pandemic.
In her virtual message to the center’s residents, Penaflor said it is one of the government’s efforts in aiding the students in their learning capacities and wants to change for the better. “The government wants to help those who want to study and improve their lives.”
Penaflor said the tablet is also a reward system for center residents who are willing to learn. The recipients were chosen based on the evaluation made by the center head Eloise Tillado and social workers.
The provision of the gadget is likewise the government’s way of letting these children who conflict with the law that there are still people who care for them, said Penaflor. #