Students of Tabla Elementary School with the tablets given by Lenovo Philippines as part of Project Libro
Lenovo Philippines donated devices to school students in remote areas throughTheUniversity of San Carlos’ Chemical Engineering Society (USC ChES)and itsProject LIBRO, which received Lenovo’s Most Innovative Award at the13th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards last February.
Project Libro hasa simple premise – to promote love of reading and provideeducational reinforcement to pupils of remote public elementary schools in Cebu,with donated books and tablets.
As part of their commitment to enablement through technology,Lenovo Philippines, the exclusive technology partner ofTAYO, donated devicesthat will help the USC ChES reach out to students in remote areas to be able to access information and reinforce their learning.
“Lenovo believes in empowering youth through education and that is why we are in full support of Project LIBRO. Our hope is that through our devices and the educational materials included in them,kids will experience a richer kind of learning,” said Michael Ngan, Country Manager, Lenovo Philippines.
The TAYO Awards is an annual event recognising youth organisations for making a difference in their communities. Recently, USC ChES visitedTabla Elementary School, one of the beneficiary schools of Project LIBRO, for the handover of tablets from Lenovo Philippines. The school is located in Barangay Tabla, one of the most remote mountain barangays in the Municipality of Liloan, Cebu.
Members of USC ChES taught the studentsat Tabla Elementary School how to use the reading apps and educational games installed in the tablets.
Said Marius Aragon, President, USC ChES, “You could really see their gratitudewhen we shared the tablets with them. Seeing how innocent they were moved me, [and realising] that most of them were holdinga tablet for the first time in their entire lives [on that day]. I saw how willing they were to share the tablets with their classmates. From that moment onwards, I realised that the things I worry about are nothing compared to these students’ problems,yetthey continue to be happy with their lives.”
The handover of the Lenovo tablets wasone of thefive phases of Project LIBRO. The other phases include the installation of a mini library in the school, and the hosting of reading and comprehension competitions to award the reader showing the most progress, and the best readerin each of the chosen institutions.