LGU Imus launches BIDA I-KonEK Mo project for city’s online learning
IMUS CITY, Cavite, Sept 1 (PIA) — The city government of Imus launched the “BIDA I-KonEK Mo: Bayanihang Imuseño, Damayang Areglado! Imus, Konektado sa Edukasyong Makabago” program in support of the online learning modality in the New Normal on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Imus National High School-Main.
About 36 public schools in the city will benefit in this program which also included connectivity for households in the partner communities with a total of 683 students from Sitio Pulo, Barangay Anabu 2-C and 93 students of Sitio Sto. Niño, Barangay Anabu 1-G.
The program, considered to be the first in the country is a collaboration between Converge ICT for a fast and reliable internet connection, and the Imus City Schools Division Office (DepEd Imus) for the delivery of quality education to all.
It boasts of localization of the educational platforms of the Department of Education (DepEd) that facilitates the quick access to the educational sites and materials that are needed by the school children which does not use a higher bandwidth.
Moreover, the program also launched the EKonnect: Educational Gadget Loan Promo in coordination with the City of Imus Coopertive, Livelihood and Entrepreneurial, and Enterprise Development Office (CICLEDO), Imus Cooperative Federation, Guardian Cooperatives and Eskwela Kooperatiba for the student members of EK, a city government’s program that encourages children to save.
Under the EKonnect, members were given assistance in the procurement of their own gadgets which they will use for their online classes at affordable prices, and payable in 10 installment payments within five months.
The city government also distributed IT equipment to the public schools in the city and provided for the production of learning materials in support of the needs of the students and teachers for the coming school opening on October 5, 2020.
“This is the point-to-point solution of the city government to help school children continue their studies amid the pandemic,” Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi stated.
He further added that, “Education gives the children a bigger chance to a achieve a better future. I believe in the prowess and talent of every children for they will be the next leaders and professionals in the country.”
The local chief executive encourages all the concerned sectors in society and the residents as well for their cooperation to help in the fight against the health crisis and to rise above the challenges that the pandemic brings. (Ruel Francisco/Imus City Information Office)