By Zorayda Tecson
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Central Luzon regional office (DOST-3) has provided teaching aids to indigenous schools in two provinces of the region.
Recipients of solar-powered interactive multimedia teaching aids were Bato Elementary School, Pinag-anakan Integrated School, and Basyo Elementary School, all in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan; and the Kadayakan Elementary School, Decoliat Elementary School, San Juan Elementary School, and Bayanihan National High School, all in Maria Aurora town in Aurora Province.
The provision was made possible through DOST-3 Community Empowerment’s Science and Technology program.
DOST-3 Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat on Wednesday said the teaching tools will provide teachers and students access to interactive lessons and exercises in math and science subjects and simulated laboratory experiments.
With the provision of the teaching aids, Sicat said DOST hopes to enhance the quality of the teaching-learning experience for both teachers and students as they can be used even without internet connectivity or a conventional electric power supply.
“Since the teaching aids are solar-powered, they are especially suited in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas where electricity is absent,” he said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Zandro Donceras, teacher-in-charge at Bato Elementary School, thanked the DOST for the assistance that could help enhance their school’s teaching and learning environment.
“From our schools where our students are Agta-Dumagats, we are very thankful for the e-learning technology you have given us that could help enhance their knowledge and cope with the present state of education. Please continue extending help to the indigenous schools which lack technologies in teaching due to distance and lack of electricity),” Donceras said. (PNA)