Having sufficient equipment inside the classroom is what every teacher can always dream about. And with today’s demand of integrating technology in the teaching-learning process, multimedia devices such as LED or Smart TVs, tablets, and laptops are a must have.
Unfortunately, most teachers cannot provide all these devices themselves due to their inadequate salary. And although computer packages are being provided by the Department of Education, they are mostly being kept inside a computer laboratory.
This is an emerging fact that one of the ‘needs’ of teachers nowadays are computing devices such as laptops. Not only they are portable, they are also highly functional. In most cases, teachers use them in creating and projecting lessons through multimedia presentations such as videos or PowerPoint presentations. Teachers also use laptops for keeping and updating of students’ records.
While not everyone of us are fortunate enough to become beneficiaries of free teaching equipment, teachers from Mabalacat City are all smiles as they receive laptops from their local government unit – free of charge.
Mabalacat City Vice Mayor Atty. Geld Aquino leads the distribution of 100 Asus laptops to public school teachers under the city’s “Netbook Acquisition Program for Teachers.”
Aside from the laptops, teachers were also given DVD writers and backpacks.
Last year, the local officials of Mabalacat City already issued 1317 laptops in two separate batches. The addition of 100 new laptops this year makes it a total of 1417 laptops given as of today.
In his message, Mabalacat City Mayor Cris Garbo expressed his gratitude to our modern day heroes for their services to the children. He also added that it is his commitment to help the teachers in enhancing their skill on information technology so that they won’t be left behind by the world of digital age and computerization.
Dr. Ma. Irelyn Tamayo, Schools Superintendent of DepEd Mabalacat Division, was also grateful for the teachers as she told them to take care of the laptops. She also urged the teachers to use their new laptops in their virtual learning activities so that the learners will be more equipped in terms of the skills that are needed be learned under the Kto12 Basic Education Program.
“Again our gratitude to MCG, to SEF (Special Education Funds) and may we continue to pray for the success of the government of Mayor Crisostomo Garbo and Vice Mayor Geld Aquino,” SDS Tamayo said.
We would like to commend the local government unit of Mabalacat City for this accomplishment and for their interest in the welfare of our fellow teachers. And while it may sound ambitious, we hope that other municipalities and cities can also emulate this program because at the end of the day, we all shout a common battle cry – “Para sa bata, para sa bayan.”
Credits goes to 📷: Sir Jay Layson, MCG-CIO
Source: Facebook / Mabalacat City News