LAUA-AN, Antique- The Department of Social Welfare and Development turned-over 21 educational tablets to high school and college students here to assist them in the blended learning program.
The turn-over of the gadgets was led by Assistant Secretary for Specialized Programs Rhea Peñaflor, DSWD-6 Assistant Regional Director for Operations Delia Bagolcol and Mayor Francisco Baladjay Jr.
Food packs were also distributed to the 21 students.
The 21 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 and DSWD.
The partnership aimed to provide a necessary educational tool for indigent students yet are willing to pursue their education despite this pandemic.
The recipients are high school and college students from the University of Antique- TLMC Campus, Aklan Polytechnic College, Col. Ruperto Abellon National School, Laua-an National High School and Eastern Laua-an National School.
During the turn-over rites, Peñaflor stressed the partnership that provides the indigent students with the necessary educational tool is an act of love of the department and other sectors.
She reminded the beneficiaries that their parents sent them to school to improve their economic status through education.
This is also an act of love of their parents as the latter do not want their children to experience the same poverty they have now, said Peñaflor.
Peñaflor told the students to study well as it is the only way they could pay back their parents’ love and sacrifices. The gadgets shall be used for research and other related educational purposes.
The assistant secretary likewise cited the prompt response of Mayor Baladjay and MSWDO Marjorie Alcallaga in processing the requirements set by the Big Heart PH and Cherry Mobile. #