Cotabato City (July 26, 2018) – Globe Telecom Inc., in partnership with the Department of Education of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM), launched here on Thursday, July 26, the Global Filipino Schools (GFS) Program.
GFS is a long-term and modern approach to education that allows 21st century learning methods to be introduced and implemented in public schools nationwide. Globe has committed to introduce the program in every schools division under the ARMM.
The program will be delivered to one high school, or integrated school, to each of ARMM’s schools divisions. The program consists delivery of free internet connectivity, information and communications technology equipment, and proficiency training for teachers on each selected school.
“With the ARMM on board, we are very happy to say that the GFS project is already in the 17th of the 17 regions in the entire Philippines,” said Maria Yolanda Crisanto, senior vice president on communications of Globe Telecom.
“Ayaw po natin mahuli sa iba’t-ibang mga bansa, gusto po nating maging competitive din tayo, and a huge part of that competitiveness starts with education,” Crisanto said. “Kami po ay nagagalak na hindi po sarado ang ARMM sa ganitong proyekto,” she added.
“Nagpapasalamat tayo dahil may mga partners tayo na tinutulungan tayo hindi lamang sa communication, kundi sa strengthening narin po ng skills ng ating mga teachers,” said DepEd-ARMM Secretary Atty. Rasol Mitmug.
“Nagpapasalamat kami sa Globe para sa suporta na ibinigay sa atin, pati na rin kay Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman, dahil nung pagsisimula ng term niya as regional governor, isa talaga sa mga thrusts niya is to digitize and use new technologies,” Sec. Mitmug said.
Aside from GFS, Crisanto said Globe will also promote the Digital Thumbprint Program created by Globe Telecom, Optus, and Singtel, which aims at turning the Filipino youth into responsible online citizens.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
July 26, 2018 @ 18:45