Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turn over of 239 laptops worth P8,365,000, and checks worth P3,080,000 to the Department of Education – Division of Negros Occidental, Tuesday, July 13.
The financial assistance, which is for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program, will be for the 40 literacy volunteers, 3,694 ALS learners, 15 Special Education (SPED) literacy volunteers, and 928 SPED learners, while the laptops are intended for use of teachers, a press release from the Capitol said.
The turn over ceremony was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City.
The projects were funded through the Provincial School Board.
Negros Occidental Schools Division Superintendent, Marsette Sabbaluca, thanked the provincial government for the educational projects that will ensure the continuity of learning despite the present pandemic.
Lacson said that he hopes that the projects will be used for its purpose and that more teachers will receive more educational projects in the future.
Board Member Juvy Pepello, who represents the Liga ng mga Barangay – Negros Occidental, also distributed USBs that contain anti drug-abuse campaign materials for the students.*