Public elem schools in Dgte benefit from e-classroom

By Jennifer C. Tilos

 

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Photo op during the launching of ICT upgrading system led by DOST Regional Director Richard Burgos (center) together with partners: (l-r, seated) Provincial Adminstrator Dr. Henry Sojor, Don Ramas Uypitching of RCDE, Badeeh Naifeh of Rotary International, Dr. Evangel Luminarias and Dr. Juliet Jeruta of DepEd, Gilbert Arbon of DOST, and Dr. Dino Dipositario of LGU Dumaguete.

 

About 25,000 pupils in 18 public elementary schools in the city will now be provided with information and communications technology (ICT) tools in the classroom to increase learners to operate in an information age.

Under the innovative ICT-based learning system or e-classroom upgrading, a wireless computer network will be installed in each of the computer laboratory in the 18 public grade schools.

Pupils from Grades 3 to 8 will be able to use the computer learning centers using their tablets.

Science and Technology Provincial Director Gilbert Arbon of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said the schools that have this system will no longer use the conventional desktop but use a wireless network with the server and WiFi router.

“Since there are free open source content providers available like the Kulebre platform, the DOST’s STARBOOKS digital library which has a lot of information related to science and technology, especially in the Philippine context on sciences, can now be accessed by the pupils and teachers,” explained Arbon.

The ICT upgrading initiative is a joint project of the Rotary International with Rotary Club Dumaguete-East (RCDE) as host institution partnering and the city government of Dumaguete providing the hardware for the schools under Department of Education (DpeEd), and DOST which also offered some of the equipment to the schools.

Rotary International represented by Badeeh “Bud” Naifeh said his club provided about $67,000 for the project, of which the city also has a counterpart of $42,000 for the purchase of computer hardware.

Rotary is now providing tablets to each pupil to lessen the electricity bills too.

“As a peace corps volunteer, I saw these under privileged children here do not have access to computer learning. I think this project is a wonderful gift for the children allowing them to be more proficient in English and be more proficient in Math because this kind of computer learning in computer that they are going to experience in their lives,” said Naifeh.

Rotary’s goal is to provide and teach the young people the benefits of educations to break the cycle of poverty.

This prompted the Rotary to start with Grade 3 pupils.

That means they will be competitive when they reach in high school and later on also in college which IT education is needed to digital economy, said Naifeh.

For her part, DepEd Provincial Superintendent Evangel Luminarias said the partnership between the local government unit of Dumaguete, DOST, Rotary, and DepEd provides opportunities for pupils to enhance quality education.

RCDE Past President Don Ramas Uypitching also pledged to DOST that Ramas Uypitching Sons Inc. (RUSI) Foundation will donate at least 10 kiosks in public high schools in the city.

“But as we have experienced, the more needy ones are those in the farthest barangays and so we will need recommendations from DepEd Negros Oriental, of which schools are the most remote ones that really need our attention and support,” said Uypitching.

“I will extend also my donation of computers to San Carlos City where Regional Director Richard Burgos of DOST7 comes from because the city is also close to my heart,” he added.

The benefaction will be done thru RUSI Foundation, RCDE, and Free Masons.

“What is important is letting our pupils learn from this hardware, these computers that are made available to them, said Uypitchin

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Dgte LGU, Rotary Clubs provide ICT equipment to schools

By Roi Lomotan

 

Local officials here have partnered with Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas Texas, U.S.A. and Rotary Club Dumaguete East in providing Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to public schools in the city.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo together with Department of Education (DepEd) – Dumaguete City Division Superintendent Dr. Evangel Luminarias and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Negros Oriental Science Research Specialist Reinhold Jek Abing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. and Rotary Club Dumaguete East represented by Rotarian Bud Naifeh and Rotarian Don Ramas-Uypitching, respectively, yesterday at the Dumaguet City Hall to formalize this partnership.

The move aims to scale up computerization for quality education in public schools.

Abing said the partnership was preceded by the recent collaboration between DOST and DepEd-Dumaguete City to intensify the utilization of ICT equipment in public schools around the city.

DepEd- Dumaguete City Division was a recipient of DOST’s Grant in Aid (GIA) project wherein the city division received P761, 000-worth of ICT equipment from the department recently.

These include 18 units 40” LED TV,  seven units of desktop computers, six laptop computers, six Arduino kits, and six Raspberry Pi kits.

With the signing of the MOU, said agencies committed to deliver their counterpart to make this project more successful in the city.

“Karon there will a counterpart coming from the rotary and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dumaguete City (This time, the rotary and the LGU of Dumaguete City commit to give their counterpart),” Abing said.

The DOST official also shared that it was DOST Provincial Director Atty. Gilbert Arbon who informed Dr. Luminarias about Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas, Texas Rotarian Bud Naifeh idea on the computerization program.

Rotarian Don Ramas-Uypitching cited that this project has a total funding of $107,296 or roughly P5 million.

Of the total, the Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas, Texas has a counterpart of $5,250, Dumaguete City – LGU with $42,000, Rotary Club Dumaguete East with $2,000, District Designated Fund of District 5810 of Texas with $35, 000, Rotarian Clint of Texas gave $1,050, DOST with $2,745, and the World Fund with $19, 551.

The amount is expected to provide 45 Lenovo tablets in 18 schools along 45 headphones with microphones, one computer server in each school, Wifi routers, desktop switches, and UPS.

It will also cover the miscellaneous expenses related to the project.

Ramas-Uyptiching assured that he will make sure all expenses will be accounted and reported to Rotary International.

Atong ipakita kanila (Rotary International) na kada ilang gigahin na kwarta atong igasto sa unsay tuyo (We will show them that the money they have set aside for us was spent on its intended use),” he told their partners.

Meanwhile, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo believes this partnership is timely since it will help boost the competitiveness of Dumagueteño students.

“Very fortunate ang mga bata nato karon to have this modern technology so that knowledge will be attained fast and connectivity ang importante (Our youth today are very fortunate to have this modern technology. Knowledge will be attained fast and more importantly, they enjoy connectivity),” Remollo said.

“Ang atong kwarta nga counterpart na 50 percent comes from the special education fund which was also approved by the City Council. It is $42, 000, roughly that’s P2 million (Our 50% counterpart comes from the special education fund which is approved by the City Council),” he added.

The local chief executive also thanked the two rotary clubs for choosing Deped-Dumaguete City Division as the beneficiary of their projects.

He hopes this would lead to other partnerships to help poor children in the city.

On the other hand, Dr. Luminarias expressed gratitude to the other agencies for their help.

She assured that the ICT equipment will be utilized in the teaching, learning, and instruction processes in schools.

“Labaw sa tanan, ang mga bata ang maka-benefit ani kay sila man ang mogamit aning equipment (Children will truly benefit from this because they will be the ones who will use these equipment),” Luminarias said.

Dgte LGU, Rotary Clubs provide ICT equipment to schools

By Roi Lomotan

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Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo (seated, center) delivers his remarks during the Kapihan sa PIA forum on the topic “Computerization for Quality Education” held Aug. 29, 2018 at the Dumaguete City Hall. (ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

Local officials here have partnered with Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas Texas, U.S.A. and Rotary Club Dumaguete East in providing Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to public schools in the city.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo together with Department of Education (DepEd) – Dumaguete City Division Superintendent Dr. Evangel Luminarias and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Negros Oriental Science Research Specialist Reinhold Jek Abing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. and Rotary Club Dumaguete East represented by Rotarian Bud Naifeh and Rotarian Don Ramas-Uypitching, respectively, yesterday at the Dumaguet City Hall to formalize this partnership.

The move aims to scale up computerization for quality education in public schools.

Abing said the partnership was preceded by the recent collaboration between DOST and DepEd-Dumaguete City to intensify the utilization of ICT equipment in public schools around the city.

DepEd- Dumaguete City Division was a recipient of DOST’s Grant in Aid (GIA) project wherein the city division received P761, 000-worth of ICT equipment from the department recently.

These include 18 units 40” LED TV,  seven units of desktop computers, six laptop computers, six Arduino kits, and six Raspberry Pi kits.

With the signing of the MOU, said agencies committed to deliver their counterpart to make this project more successful in the city.

“Karon there will a counterpart coming from the rotary and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dumaguete City (This time, the rotary and the LGU of Dumaguete City commit to give their counterpart),” Abing said.

The DOST official also shared that it was DOST Provincial Director Atty. Gilbert Arbon who informed Dr. Luminarias about Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas, Texas Rotarian Bud Naifeh idea on the computerization program.

Rotarian Don Ramas-Uypitching cited that this project has a total funding of $107,296 or roughly P5 million.

Of the total, the Rotary Club Park Cities, Dallas, Texas has a counterpart of $5,250, Dumaguete City – LGU with $42,000, Rotary Club Dumaguete East with $2,000, District Designated Fund of District 5810 of Texas with $35, 000, Rotarian Clint of Texas gave $1,050, DOST with $2,745, and the World Fund with $19, 551.

The amount is expected to provide 45 Lenovo tablets in 18 schools along 45 headphones with microphones, one computer server in each school, Wifi routers, desktop switches, and UPS.

It will also cover the miscellaneous expenses related to the project.

Ramas-Uyptiching assured that he will make sure all expenses will be accounted and reported to Rotary International.

Atong ipakita kanila (Rotary International) na kada ilang gigahin na kwarta atong igasto sa unsay tuyo (We will show them that the money they have set aside for us was spent on its intended use),” he told their partners.

Meanwhile, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo believes this partnership is timely since it will help boost the competitiveness of Dumagueteño students.

“Very fortunate ang mga bata nato karon to have this modern technology so that knowledge will be attained fast and connectivity ang importante (Our youth today are very fortunate to have this modern technology. Knowledge will be attained fast and more importantly, they enjoy connectivity),” Remollo said.

“Ang atong kwarta nga counterpart na 50 percent comes from the special education fund which was also approved by the City Council. It is $42, 000, roughly that’s P2 million (Our 50% counterpart comes from the special education fund which is approved by the City Council),” he added.

The local chief executive also thanked the two rotary clubs for choosing Deped-Dumaguete City Division as the beneficiary of their projects.

He hopes this would lead to other partnerships to help poor children in the city.

On the other hand, Dr. Luminarias expressed gratitude to the other agencies for their help.

She assured that the ICT equipment will be utilized in the teaching, learning, and instruction processes in schools.

“Labaw sa tanan, ang mga bata ang maka-benefit ani kay sila man ang mogamit aning equipment (Children will truly benefit from this because they will be the ones who will use these equipment),” Luminarias said.