VALENZUELA CITY — This Metro Manila city recently received 50 tablets installed with science and math digital stories and apps which were donated and turned to it by the Japanese government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Philippines.
The donated digital learning resources are intended to give young school learners in the city easier access to science and math subjects by using the early-grade digital items developed together with the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Mathematics Education and Research (FPSMER).
“The Government of Japan is honored to have a long-standing partnership with the UNICEF that has certainly been instrumental in helping many people overcome challenging situations,” 1st Secretary Chihiro Kanno of the Japanese Embassy said during the turnover rites held at the Valenzuela City Auditorium.
In attendance during the rites were officials from the Japanese Embassy, UNICEF Philippines, Department of Education, University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development and FPSMER. Also present was Valenzuela City Councilor Niña Shiela Lopez.
The project forms part of Japan’s US$2.5 million support to UNICEF’s cross-sectoral coronavirus disease 2019 response for protecting the most vulnerable children in the country from child-rights crises caused by the pandemic.
(Photo courtesy of Embassy of Japan in the Philippines)