PLDT, Smart hold dev’t training for outstanding LGUs

REPRESENTATIVES of the 24 cities and municipalities that received the Synergeia Foundation’s Seal of Good Education Governance recently underwent a two-day personal development training from PLDT and Smart Communications.

Mayors, vice mayors, councilors, Department of Education officials, and school principals, among others, learned about developing a power personality, emotional quotient, financial literacy, customer service, and an innovative teaching method.

The training is part of the incentive package given by PLDT and Smart to the Synergeia seal recipients, who have been recognized for their outstanding efforts in delivering basic education.

Each package, worth up to P1.5 million, is customized based on the local government unit’s respective circumstances and needs.

Among the incentives are the installation and maintenance of Wi-Fi hotspots in public areas and the Smart School-in-a-Bag for LGUs in remote areas. This contains a solar panel to serve schools without electricity, mobile devices, curriculum-based educational content, teacher training, monitoring, and evaluation.

Established in 2002, Synergeia is a coalition of individuals and organizations working closely with about 400 LGUs to improve the delivery of basic education to Filipino children.
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