I am all for promoting good education. In fact, that is the reason why despite having no more permanent job, I continue my donations with Unicef Philippines because I know every donation will help a child continue with his/her studies. Even me, I worked hard as I study so I can help my mom send me to school. And thus, when I learned that our community is brewing up something that concerns education, I gave my all out support for it. Yes, you read that right. Pinay Mommies Community supports the P&G e.Studyante Program
Here is the official press release.
School children in the Philippines face many challenges; sometimes, even the simple walk to school in the morning can be an arduous journey. Students cross rivers, traverse mountain peaks, even go through battlegrounds just to go to school. And when they arrive, they are faced with meager resources – overcrowded classrooms, the lack of books and school supplies – which all make for an uninspiring learning environment.
That is why starting on its 76th year, Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines is setting out to make these students’ journey more worthwhile. Taking its commitment to education to the next level, P&G will provide technology and connectivity to Filipino students nationwide with its e.Studyante program.
Along with partner Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Synergeia Foundation, the e.Studyante program will provide kids from selected schools with an XO Laptop from the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Association. The XO laptop is a rugged, low-power, connected laptop especially designed to make learning more engaging and more fun for students.
Students can use their laptops not just to learn but to share and connect with each other, with their communities and with the world – helping them all become an “e.Studyante.”