ABOITIZ Power Corp. (APC) and the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (AFI) donated a total of 120 computers to public schools in Cebu, Bohol, Negros and Ormoc in 2016 as part of efforts to help improve the quality of public education in the country.
Each beneficiary school received 10 thin-client computers with operating systems, chairs and desks, as well as one printer.
Officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) and local government units thanked AboitizPower, AFI and the electric cooperative serving the areas for the donation.
The electric cooperatives identified the beneficiary schools.
During the ceremonial turnover of the computers last Nov. 29 at the Dunghol Elementary School in Ormoc City,
Mayor Richard Gomez recognized AboitizPower and AFI for their commitment to help the community.
Gomez said that he hoped the group would extend the same help to the other barangays in the city.
The computer donation to Dunghol Elementary School benefits 368 schoolchildren whose families have yet to recover from the devastation brought by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
In Pinamungajan, Cebu, Mayor Glenn Baricuatro said that the 10 computers donated by AboitizPower will provide students of Duangan Elementary School the same opportunities that school kids in urban areas enjoy.
Duangan Elementary School is located 13 kilometers from the national highway.
In Cebu, computer donations were made possible with the help of Cebu Electric Cooperatives 1, 2 and 3, which distribute electricity to the towns and cities outside of Metro Cebu.
“We, in AboitizPower will continue to help the corporate social responsibility initiatives of our partners in the communities we operate. Through the computers we donate, we hope to help provide a better future for children in our communities,” said Roy Renconada, AboitizPower Energy Sales area manager for Visayas.