While there may not be classes right now due to the enhanced community quarantine, students of a school in Nueva Ecija and another in Nueva Vizcaya will have a chance to hone their computer skills once classes resume thanks to ASUS.
The ASUS Foundation, in partnership with Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation, and the Taiwan Digital Opportunity Center, recently activated its CSR campaign which gave two schools in Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya a total of 80 ASUS laptops.
“ASUS Philippines and our partners have never wavered in our commitment in championing education, computer literacy and skills advancement. But beyond providing the PCs these students and faculty will use to upgrade their teaching and learning processes, we also look towards the positive impact this will ultimately have within their entire community. That’s why for us, this is by no means a one-off activity… rather, it’s for sustainable development,” shares Francis Garcia, ASUS Philippines Consumer PC Product Marketing Manager and CSR Head.
The first school given laptops by ASUS is Sto. Domingo National Trade School (SDNTS) in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija. The school is the first and only vocational trade school in the province, and it caters to 2,000 students from Grade 7 to 12 enrolled in various vocational courses. The 50 laptops given to the school will benefit the school’s grade 7 to 10 students who are currently taking up Internet and Computing Fundamentals (ICF), and Computer Science Studies (CSS).
The second school is Lamo Elementary School in Nueva Vizcaya, a school of 200 students from kinder to grade 6. ASUS’ donation of 30 laptops to Lamo Elementary School will allow younger students to familiarize themselves with computers, and hone their skills as well.
“One of the end goals of ASUS Philippines’ CSR activities is to lessen the digital divide, by supporting schools that have scarce resources. By providing these laptops, we are empowering students while improving their learning process, which we believe will impact their social and economic growth,” closes Francis Garcia.