PLDT Home, through the PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF), recently awarded the Department of Education (DepEd) one thousand units of Home WiFi Prepaid to enable teachers in public schools to benefit from a faster internet connection and more reliable when delivering online courses, is part of DepEd’s blended learning strategy in these times of pandemic.
“We are happy to help DepEd and its teachers organize online courses and facilitate student learning amid the restrictions caused by the current pandemic. Our support for the dedicated and hardworking teachers across the country has always been deep. Our gratitude to them, immeasurable. The PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid will definitely help them manage digital education and connect reliably with their students, ”said PSF President Ma. Esther O. Santos.
DepEd Deputy Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali said: “We really appreciate these donations from the PLDT. Thank you! The Home WiFi Prepaid will be of great help to teachers in their online courses. These units will be distributed to them as soon as possible and we will immediately send the PLDT the list of schools actually receiving the units. “
Home WiFi Prepaid units are part of the proceeds from the PLDT Home sponsored virtual concert, At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind, held in July of last year. PLDT Home supports the No Learner Left Behind movement which aims to maintain quality education for students and youth 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 broadcast concert was held to benefit students, teachers and schools across the country so that no learner was left behind. Donations during the virtual event were channeled through Paymaya and PSF bank accounts.
Previously, PLDT Home and PSF donated five sets of School-in-a-Bag to DepEd and handed out prepaid Home WiFi units and charging cards, also part of the proceeds from the virtual concert, to deserving academics in the AHA Learning Center and Kris for Peace. Organization, among others. Other charging cards and WiFi units will also be donated to other public schools in the coming months.