PLDT Gives DepEd 1,000 PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid Units and Load Cards For Teachers' Online Classes

PLDT Home, via PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF), has just turned over a thousand units of PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid to the Department of Education (DepEd) as part of the MVP company's efforts to help public school teachers experience a faster and more reliable internet connection while conducting online classes as part of DepEd’s blended learning strategy in the new normal.

According to PSF President Ms. Ma. Esther O. Santos, "We are happy to assist the DepEd and its teachers in conducting online classes and facilitating learning among students amid the restrictions brought about by the current pandemic."

She added, "Our support to the country’s dedicated and hardworking teachers has always been profound. Our gratitude to them, immeasurable. The PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid will definitely help them manage digital education and reliably connect with their students."

PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid DepEd Teachers
(L-R) DepEd Undersecretary Mr. Tonisito Umali, PLDT-Smart Foundation President Ms. Ma. Esther Santos and PLDT Home Product Manager Ms.Kristine Rementilla at the turnover of PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid Units to DepEd.

"We really appreciate these donations from PLDT. Thank you! The Home WiFi Prepaid will be a great help to teachers in their online classes. These units will be distributed to them as soon as possible and we will immediately send to PLDT the list of schools actually receiving the units," shared DepEd Undersecretary Mr. Tonisito Umali.

The donated PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid units came from the part of the proceeds from the PLDT Home-sponsored virtual concert, At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind, held in July 2020. PLDT Home supports the No Learner Left Behind movement that aims to maintain quality education of students and young Filipinos affected by the ongoing pandemic with projects and partnerships with the goal of providing educational tools and proper learning environments.

"At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind", which featured renowned singers and musicians, was conducted for the benefit of students, educators, and schools nationwide. The donations gathered from the event were coursed through the PSF’s Paymaya and official bank accounts.

Prior to the turn over of PLDT Home WiFi Prepaid Units to DepEd, PLDT Home and PSF had given five sets of School-in-a-Bag to the DepEd and had distributed Home WiFi Prepaid units and load cards, which also came from the virtual concert’s proceeds, to scholars of AHA Learning Center and Kris for Peace Organization, among others. In the coming months, PLDT will donate more load cards and WiFi units to more public schools.

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