ICTSI Foundation, VCT grant educational assistance to Iloilo schools

Filipina Laurena (third from left), ICTSI Foundation executive director, and Timothee Jeannin (fourth from left), lead the turnover of smart TV donations for Iloilo City public schools and child development centers last 23 May at the Iloilo Convention Center. With them are Dr. Ruby Therese Almencion (second from left), DepEd Schools Division of Iloilo City assistant superintendent; Matilde Trenas (fifth from left), special assistant to the mayor; and Teresa Gelogo, City Social Welfare Development Office head (far right). 

The ICTSI Foundation and Visayas Container Terminal recently turned over an educational assistance package consisting of 94 units of 50" Smart TVs and full motion TV wall brackets for all classrooms of the Jalandoni Memorial Elementary School, Bo. Obrero Elementary School, and Bo. Obrero National High School in support of DepEd's Learning Recovery Program that stands to benefit over 3,000 high school students and teachers. 

In addition, six Child Development Centers in Lapuz District (Bo. Obrero 1, Bo. Obrero 2, Bo. Obrero 3, Mansaya 1, Mansaya 2, and Loboc) received 43" Smart TVs, wall brackets, and other learning resources for more than 300 daycare pupils. 

The Foundation likewise announced the five college scholars from Iloilo Science & Technology University and 15 high school scholars from Bo. Obrero National High School who will be part of its educational scholarship program.

The recipient schools and daycare centers are located near Visayas Container Terminal, ICTSI's newest port in the country and its first in the Visayas region. This marks the Foundation's presence in engaging the host-community of Iloilo City and partner schools as VCT begins its local operations.