Crisis-resilient education strategy enables donation of portable classrooms
Supported by Smart and PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF), CVIF-DLP has been proven to improve the academic performance of students, especially in Science, Innovative Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It was first established in 2002 at the CVIF in Jagna, Bohol by world-renowned Theoretical Physicists and Ramon Magsaysay awardees for education, Dr. Christopher Bernido, and Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido. Smart’s education initiatives are among the key pillars of the company’s campaign to #LiveSmarter for a #BetterWorld. Under the movement, Smart aims to inspire people to commit to sustainable actions with lasting, positive impact to society. Beneficiaries of Smart’s CVIF-DLP training included teachers from Halang Elementary School in the east portion of Calamba, Laguna; Camflora Elementary School in the 4th class municipality of San Andres, Quezon Province; and Panglima Sugala Sailing School in the southernmost island province of Tawi-Tawi. "As a teacher facing this pandemic without face-to-face interaction with students, the CVIF-DLP strategy of copying notes, while still being guided with necessary details of each topic, helps pupils retain lessons," Teacher Johrainne of Halang Elementary School says. The elementary instructor also believes that the devices contained in the donated School-in-a-Bag packages can further complement CVIF-DLP. "The pre-loaded online learning resources can supplement DepEd's learning modules, and there are many extra virtual activities that can greatly develop learners' understanding of their lessons," Teacher Johrainne explains. The School-in-a-Bag packages granted to these schools were donated by Huawei Technologies Phils., Inc. through PSF. Each package includes a water-resistant backpack that contains a laptop for the teacher, 20 tablets to let students access interactive applications even while offline, and a Smart LTE pocket WiFi kit which teachers can use to connect to the internet and download additional content.