BARELY three months since its launch, the "Discover Genyo" program has already opened the eyes of educators from all over the country on the benefits of an efficient ICT integration in elementary and high school curriculum.

More than 100 schools, including those in Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Tacloban, Baguio, Zamboanga, Iloilo and Socsargen, have already tried the program.

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The Discover Genyo program gives free trial program for schools, both elementary and high school from now to end of this school year. One class from each school is given free Genyo access, plus training program on ICT integration in the classroom.

Genyo is an online e-learning management program that makes the internet an ally in moving Philippine education forward as it is up to date with the beat of global education. Now, students and teachers do not only click on the web to access their e-mail and social networking sites, but also to brush up or do advance studies on their Science, Math, English, Filipino and Araling Panlipunan.

Of the 100 schools, 26 schools have already received their training. These schools are from Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Baguio, Bataan, Quezon, Batangas, Mindoro and Tacloban.

Diwa Learning Systems, the provider of Genyo, is looking at 100 more schools nationwide to join the program, and with the participants' affirmative stance on the advantages of the e-learning program, the number is deemed attainable.

"If we apply this new technique of teaching, then we don’t have to worry about our math and science curriculum. Our students will be globally competitive. Thanks to Genyo," said Emma V. Raniel of St. Peter’s College of Toril.

Indeed, a fully integrated system efficiently managed by a company, backed by years in providing quality educational materials in the country, removes a lot of hassle in ICT integration.

As Ma. Cristina B. Simpas of Assumption, Iloilo said, "It was refreshing to discover that there is a website that is fitted to basic education learners in the Philippines. We no longer need to combine several sites just to be able to deliver a lesson."

Also, with the ongoing additional challenges of Philippine education brought about by natural calamities, teachers see hope in Genyo.

Florence A. Jagonase of St. Joseph School Inc., Iloilo said, "Learning does not stop even when classes are suspended. Through Genyo, student-teacher relationship does not stop."

Genyo's multi-media feature captures and retains the interest of learners and teachers that makes the product a must.

“The Games were very exciting, even for grown-ups like us! How much more to our students?” said Terry E. Astorga of St. Joseph, Iloilo.

“Creative, innovative, challenging sum it all,” said Marilyn G. Avanceña of Assumption, Iloilo.

To know more about the program, visit www.genyo.com.ph or email genyo-info@diwamail.com. (Press release)