Manila, Philippines – PLDT Home through PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF) recently handed over a thousand units of Home WiFi Prepaid to the Ministry of Education to enable school teachers to experience a faster and more reliable Internet connection when conducting online classes, part of DepEd’s mixed learning strategy in these pandemic times.
“We are pleased to assist DepEd and its teachers in conducting online courses and facilitating student learning amid the constraints of the current pandemic. Our support for the country’s dedicated and hard-working teachers has always been deep. Our gratitude to them, immeasurable. PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid will definitely help them manage digital education and reliably connect with their students, ”said PSF President Ma. Esther O. Santos.
DepEd Deputy Secretary Tonisito Umali said, “We greatly appreciate these donations from PLDT. Thank you! Home WiFi Prepaid will be a great help for teachers in their online classes. These units will be distributed to them as soon as possible and we will immediately send to the PLDT the list of schools that actually receive the units. ”
The Home WiFi Prepaid devices are part of the proceeds from the PLDT Home Sponsored Virtual Concert, Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind, held last July. PLDT Home supports the No Learner Left Behind movement, which aims to maintain quality education for students and young people affected by the pandemic, with projects and partnerships positioned to provide the necessary tools and appropriate learning environments.
Featuring famous singers and musical artists, the live streamed concert was conducted for the benefit of students, teachers and schools nationwide so no teacher is left behind. Donations during the virtual event were sent through PSF’s Paymaya and bank accounts.
Earlier, PLDT Home and PSF handed over five more School-in-a-Bag DepEd and distributed Home WiFi Prepaid devices and load cards. They were also part of the virtual concert revenue for, among others, deserved AHA Learning Center and Crisis for Peace Organization scholars. More charge cards and WiFi devices will also be donated to other public schools in the coming months.