ChildHope Fellows Receive School-in-a-Bag, Learning Kits from MPL Cares, Smart
The wireless unit PLDT Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has partnered with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) in the Philippines to help academics and street children benefiting from the ChildHope Philippines Foundation, Inc. ( ChildHope).
Smart donated a School-in-a-Bag to ChildHope through MPL Cares, MPL’s CSR program. This includes a laptop, ten (10) tablets with care pouches and an expandable 64GB memory card, a Smart LTE Pocket WiFi with P500 charging, and a preloaded 64GB USB stick with learning content these kids can. use in their learning sessions. Smart has also produced twenty (20) Smart Learning Kits, each consisting of a mini bag with a Smart LTE Pocket WiFi device and a 32 GB USB flash drive preloaded with educational materials and videos for students and teachers. .
“ChildHope believes that children’s rights should be given equal weight and that balancing education and leisure reflects responsibility and true empowerment. This partnership with MPL Philippines, along with donations from Smart are concrete examples of institutions working together to support and improve the well-being of these marginalized children, giving them a chance for a better future, ”said Dr Herbert Carpio , Executive Director of ChildHope.
“This partnership with ChildHope is just the beginning for MPL Philippines and MPL Cares. We intend to give back to the community and enable young people to have successful childhoods, while having access to education, ”said Matt Jaron, MPL PH Business Development Manager.
“Education is one of Smart’s biggest pleas. Our goal is to use technology to bridge the digital divide and give learning communities access to inclusive and quality education. That is why at Smart we are happy that in addition to being the official telecom partner of MPL, we can also support ChildHope through the MPL Cares for Education program. This initiative balances learning and leisure for young people – while they express their passions, they also realize their full potential, ”said Stephanie Orlino, assistant vice president of community relations at Smart.
These gadgets and learning materials will be part of ChildHope’s KalyEskwela project, a DepEd-accredited Alternative Learning System (ALS) program that uses a mobile van with audiovisual equipment to run alternative education sessions and classes. literacy and basic arithmetic for street children and youth.
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“We are happy to say na dati rin kaming batang kalye na minsan ding nangarap, to natupad. Nakita ko yung video niyo kanina, na School-in-a-Bag, and napakapalad niyo na may ganyan kayo his generation niyo. I take this opportunity to please everyone to enjoy all the pleasures. Marami sa in the past-Mobile Legends. Hindi masama maglaro, basta maging responsible for lang tayo, ”said Bonn“ Bon Chan ”Ricaplaza, Blacklist trainer.
Imam MVP of the final Salic “Hadji” added: “Kumain sa tamang oras!” reminding children to balance health, education and play.
No learner left behind
The Smart School-in-a-Bag is part of Smart’s flagship advocacy that aims to provide access to inclusive quality education from elementary to higher levels, through information and communication technologies (ICT), content, pedagogy and capacity building to ensure it is #NoLearnerLeftBehind.
By the second half of 2021, Smart and its partners have deployed more than 300 SIABs nationwide, reaching over 4,000 teachers and nearly 90,000 students.
To help the Philippines achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with SDG 4: Quality education as a key area, education continues to be the flagship CSR program of the PLDT group, with a focus on especially on digital literacy. For more information on School-in-a-Bag, visit Smart Communities on Facebook or email [email protected]