PSF, Smart donate School-in-a-Bag to Gary V’s Shining Light Foundation
PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) and Smart Communications recently donated a School-in-a-Bag to the Shining Light Foundation (SLF), an organization cofounded by Gary Valenciano in 1989 to support needy students, Christian missionaries, and people with diabetes.
The School-in-a-Bag was created by Smart earlier this year to provide public schools in remote areas, especially those without electricity, with digital tools and content. Each bag contains a solar panel, a laptop, a tablet, a mobile phone, a pocket WiFi with starter load, an LED TV, and learning modules.
In the photo are (from left to right) PLDT Vice President and Headof SME Nation Mitch Locsin, PSF President Esther Santos, SLF president Angeli Valenciano, SLF director Gary Valenciano, Smart Public Affairs Head Mon Isberto, and PLDT First Vice President and Head of Enterprise Jovy Hernandez.
The School-in-a-Bag program is part of Smart’s efforts to enable children in areas without power to participate in the global knowledge economy. Ten schools in remote areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will receive School-in-a-Bag units from Smart this year.
Individuals and organizations can also bring the gift of digital learning to more schools in the country by sponsoring a School-in-a-Bag. Each package costs P100,000. For more information on how to donate, interested parties may send an email to TechnoCart@smart.com.ph (PR)