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Wanderlust | Bongao students receive School-in-bag from PLDT-Smart, PayMaya

Mayor Jimuel Que of Bongao (2nd from right) with representatives from Synergeia Foundation, Smart, PayMaya, and Tawi-Tawi LGU

Students of Bongao, the provincial capital of Tawi-Tawi, were the recipients of the School-in-a-Bag portable digital classrooms and Infocast SMS solution in a ceremony held last August 1 in Zamboanga City.

Bongao Mayor Jimuel Que received the award as an incentive for bagging the prestigious Seal of Good Education Governance, presented by Synergeia Foundation and USAID Philippines.

This story appeared on Page 13 of the August 22, 2019 issue of Mindanao Times. To download a copy, visit www.bit.ly/MindanaoTimes

Que emphasized how their local government recognizes education’s crucial role in their community, which is why they uphold good governance in education.

“We hope for continuous sustainable partnerships to strengthen more educational programs in our area,” Que said.

The School-in-a-Bag was jointly donated by digital services provider PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications. A second learning package was funded by PayMaya Philippines through their #PayMayaItForward corporate social responsibility initiative.

It comes in a water-resistant backpack that contains a solar panel and battery, teacher’s laptop and tablet, Smart pocket WiFi, projector, DVD player, TV, and student tablets, and re-installed with educational content.

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