|TechnoCart by Smart Communications Wins Social Contribution Award in London|
Smart Communications' program Technocart has won the prestigious Social Contribution Award at the Word Communications Awards (WCA) held in London last November 29, 2016.
In winning the award at the WCA, the Smart's TechnoCart beat other entries from other communications service providers around the world with the likes of Orange, Telin, and Turk Telkom. The judges were impressed on how the TechnoCart program can spread literacy in a very engaging and entertaining ways.
|What's In A TechnoCart?|
For those who are not familiar with Technocart, it is a mobile digital laboratory powered by Smart to help develop as well as improve the literacy of students, especially those in kindergarten. It is literally a card that measures 2 feet by 2 feet, and comes with a digital teaching and learning tools, that includes 20 tablets for the students, 1 tablet for the teacher, 1 Smart Bro pocket WiFi for connecting to the internet, 1 laptop and 1 projector for creating and delivering presentations.
Each learning device is loaded with is pre-loaded with education modules and mobile applications, such a Batibot, a mobile educational app in Filipino designed and aligned with the Department of Education curriculum for kindergarten. Since the cart can easily move from one classroom to the next, it can serve around 250 students in just once school day.
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Since its launched in June of last year, there are 30 TechnoCarts distributed in the Philippine archipelago that goes as far as the northern part in Pangasinan, and down south in Tawi-Tawi. Among the 30 units, 17 of it are donated by Smart, while the rest are sponsored by its employees, private individuals and different organizations that want to help improve the education quality in the country.
If you or your colleagues or friends want to sponsor a TechnoCart package, you may download the form at http://smart.com.ph/About/learnsmart/programs-projects/smart-technocart and email it to email@example.com