The recipient of the portable digital classroom was Camflora Elementary School, located in the 4th class municipality of San Andres. The flagship education program of PLDT’s wireless arm Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), each School-in-a-Bag includes a water-resistant backpack that contains a laptop for the teacher, 20 tablets to let students access interactive applications even while offline, and a Smart LTE pocket WiFi kit which teachers can use to connect to the internet and download additional content. “This School-in-a-Bag can significantly enhance our students’ learning capabilities, help children absorb their lessons, and improve our teaching strategies with all the supplemental learning resources that it carries,” Camflora ES Principal Aden Velan said. “It also fosters awareness, productivity and creativity through the use of digital technologies that plays a vital role in education,” she added. PSF enabled the donation as part of its thrust to provide helpful communication tools and various avenues for progress and empowerment.
Smart’s education initiatives are among the key pillars of the company’s campaign to #LiveSmarter for a #BetterWorld. Under the movement, Smart aims to inspire people to commit to sustainable actions with lasting, positive impact to society. PLDT and Smart recognize quality education as a foundation in improving people's lives and obtaining sustainable development. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly SDG #4: Quality Education, education continues to be a flagship CSR program throughout PLDT Group, with a strong emphasis on digital literacy.