USAID, Synergeia distribute school equipment, supplies 


ILOILO – Educational technology package worth P5.6-million have been provided to 49 public elementary schools here on Thursday as part of post-Yolanda aid Hugpong sa Pagbangon (Rising Up Together).

Hugpong sa Pagbangon is a project undertaken by Synergeia Foundation under the Education Governance Effectiveness (EdGE) of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – a five-year project (2013-2018) that seeks to improve quality of education in public schools located in rural areas.

The project gave 25 units of laptop, six desktops, 26 projectors, 59 television sets, 46 DVD players, four photocopiers, 35 printers and 2,314 backpacks to grades 1 and 2 pupils of 38 elementary schools in Cabatuan town.

Eleven schools in Mina, on the other hand, received nine laptops, two desktops, nine projectors, 11 television sets, 11 DVD players, two photocopiers, nine printers and 1,029 backpacks for grades 1 and 2.

A total of 1,397 teachers’ packages containing materials to support and enhance their teaching aides were also distributed in the two towns. Last March, Hugpong sa Pagbangon also extended the same assistance to all elementary schools in Dumangas.

The other beneficiaries of this project include the schools affected by the super typhoon in Ajuy, Alimodian, Batad, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Carles, Estancia, Concepcion, Lemery and San Enrique.

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