NGCP helps bridge the digital divide with computer laboratories
Published on June 3, 2022 12:00 AM
NGCP continues to provide more opportunities for students around the country to advance their level of computer proficiency through its TECHKID: Computer Laboratory Project.
Since the project’s inception in 2017, NGCP has turned over 38 computer laboratories to schools in its host communities nationwide. These include the computer laboratories turned over to the Maria Z. Bayya Elementary School at New Carmen, Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat and Binugao Central Elementary School at Binugao, Toril District, Davao City. NGCP has also completed the construction of a similar facility for Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon.
TECHKID aims to address the existing digital divide, particularly in underserved and remote communities where NGCP operates. “In remote areas, many students have limited access to the internet or lack hands-on experience with a computer’s hardware. This hinders the development of their computer proficiency, which is increasingly crucial today given the shift to online and modular modes of instruction,” said the company.
“With the computer laboratory, students are provided an environment conducive to improving their computer skills, helping them become more competitive and giving them the tools for future economic opportunities,” the company added.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders and Vice Chairman of the Board Henry Sy, Jr. and Co-Vice Chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr. It is the sole operating asset of Synergy Grid and Development Philippines, Inc.##