Quantcast

Huawei, Globe to help in DepEd mobile classroom project

Huawei Philippines has donated $10,000 to the mobile classroom project of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Mindanao even as it tapped leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom to facilitate implementation.  Huawei is the technical partner of Globe in its ongoing $700-million network modernization program.

“Huawei would like to give back to the community where it is doing business. We aim to contribute to nation building by participating in worthwhile initiatives involving education and the conservation of the environment. We believe that participating in this project is aligned with that vision,” said Albert Antig, Director, Huawei Philippines.

The donation is Huawei’s response to the DepEd Disaster Risk Resilience Management Office (DRRMO) call for private sector support to build mobile classrooms in areas affected by Typhoon Pablo.  At least 800 classrooms in Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Agusan del Sur were damaged or totally destroyed by the typhoon.  Construction and rehabilitation cost is estimated at over P1 billion.

Mobile classrooms are open or enclosed tents which will be used by the students while their school buildings are being constructed or repaired.

Huawei has decided to work alongside Globe to demonstrate the company’s commitment to social and environmental development in the country.   Globe is DepED DRRMO partner in the program Mainstreaming DRR in Public Schools in the Philippines.

Globe sponsored the first Regional Disaster Risk Resilience Workshop last September 20-22 held for 16 Division Schools in the National Capital Region and will continue to be a partner in the series of workshops to be conducted in 2013.  For Typhoon Pablo, Globe provided mobile and internet support to DepEd Region 11 DRRMO monitoring center in Davao City.

“Globe is delighted to partner again with DepEd, specifically at this time when we are challenged again by a disaster.  When we received the call out from DRRMO for private sector to donate for the mobile classrooms, we thought it best to also mobilize our own partners like Huawei,” said Rob I. Nazal, Head of Globe Corporate Social Responsibility.

Meanwhile, DepEd Undersecretary Francisco M. Varela expressed his gratitude for the donation even as he pointed out that it is very critical to restore education as soon as possible not only because it is needed by the children but because it helps restore normalcy in the community.

“On behalf of DepEd, I would like to thank Globe and Huawei for this very generous contribution to address the very critical and pressing needs of our brothers and sisters in the affected areas of Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Agusan del Sur particularly the children who suffered a lot.  This contribution would allow us to respond to their needs as soon as possible,” he said.

Comments are closed



Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94

News

  • Damage from ‘Mario’ rises to P36M in Ilocos Norte
  • Filipinos aiding Chinese poachers in West Philippine Sea, says solon
  • Ilocos under state of calamity
  • Drunken hunter fights off Australian croc with an eye-poke
  • Metro Manila picks up pieces as storm drenches north
  • Sports

  • Indonesia named host of 2018 Asian Games
  • UE-NU playoff pushing through Saturday
  • PH set for battle as Asiad opens
  • Gilas may field full lineup as Douthit passes muster
  • Nat’l five, Lee off to Korea today
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Cock’ is back–for one weekend only
  • At De La Salle Dasmariñas, a streamlined ‘Himala, The Musicale’
  • The year of Gillian Flynn
  • Rajasthan: Where the chatter in your mind stops
  • Guitarist Michael Dadap’s children’s musical debuts in Dumaguete
  • Entertainment

  • Robbery seen as motive for killing of Cherry Pie Picache’s mom
  • Art show standout
  • Cleanup drive
  • ‘Mashup’ of two generations makes ‘Forever Young’ unique
  • Well-deserved accolade for Mr. C
  • Business

  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut
  • Trading firm gets P1.75-B funding
  • Seized counterfeit goods hit P8B
  • E-trike program may cover co-ops
  • E-trike program may cover co-ops
  • Technology

  • Online piracy thrives in Internet cloud–study
  • Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch
  • Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords
  • Amazon unveils new Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers
  • Drag queens dress down Facebook over names
  • Opinion

  • Hedging
  • Homecoming
  • A premature campaign speech
  • Fighting corruption in government procurement
  • ‘Speak, Memory’
  • Global Nation

  • 4,000 troops join PH-US war games
  • Traveling Aquino gets updates on ‘Mario’
  • Logo for papal visit unveiled
  • Voilà! Filipino-speaking monsieur surprises Aquino
  • PH pulls peacekeepers out of Golan Heights ahead of time
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement