|Smart Launches School-In-A-Bag; Brings Digital Teaching Tools To Remote Groups|
Filipinos who live in the urban or developed areas are privileged to have access to schools that are just a stone throw away, schools that have advanced facilities and teaching tools. But, that is just one side of the coin, as there are still more than 6000 institutions that have no access to power and water supplies. And, these communities are the main reason why Smart Communications has launched its School-In-A-Bag project, that is to bring digital learning to those who need it.
The School-In-A-Bag is a learning tool package that contains a solar panel for electricity, a portable generator, a pocket WiFi with starter load, an LED TV, a laptop and a tablet, which the teachers and educators alike can use for teaching. The TV gives additional experience to students through watching videos, while the kids can interact with tons of education apps on the Android table, allowing them to expand their visuals.
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Speaking of application, Smart has partnered with Community of Learners Foundation and OrangeFix to bring "Batibot" back to life. It is an app that is aligned with the Department of Education's national kindergarten up to Grade 3 curriculum. The app allows kids to learn and understand the basics, such as the alphabet, letter sounds, numbers, shapes and colors to name a few.
Rawang Elementary School in Tanay, Rizal is the first beneficiary of the program and there will be more communities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao that will receive the School-In-A-Bag this year. One bag costs Php100,000, and individuals or organizations can also sponsor or donate to bring the gift of learning to more schools. For interested parties and to learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/SmartCommunities or drop an email to TechnoCart@smart.com.ph.