TUDING, Itogon – Students and teachers of Pacalso Elementary School at Bua, Tuding, Itogon now have free access to science and technology information resources.
The Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) recently turned-over a digital library, dubbed as Science and Technology Academic Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosks to the school. This is in partnership with Lions Club International-Cavite Association of Science and Mathematics Educators of Philippine Private Schools (ASMEPPS) through its Learning Enhancement Legacy Project.
As part of the turn-over program, the DOST-CAR thru Provincial S&T Office represented by Rey Teofilo, Lions Club-Cavite President Janet De Guzman and PES Head Nestor Asiong signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the partnership on the use of STARBOOKS.
PES is second from Kabayan-Ballay Integrated School which received STARBOOKS from Lions Club in Benguet province.
DOST-STII STARBOOKS Staff Reynaldo Morales conducted the STARBOOKS Users’ Training where a number of users can be reported online for the monitoring of the usage of the digital library.
Aside from STARBOOKS, other learning resources and school supplies, hygiene and health supplements were distributed to the learners and parents. This activity is part of the advocacy of Lions International-Cavite ASMEPPS.
Itogon Mayor Bernard Waclin joined the turn-over ceremony where he extended his gratitude to the donors for the said assistance to benefit the learners and teachers of the said school in the municipality.
STARBOOKS contains digitized science and technology resources in various formats such as text, video and audio.
It is the first science digital library in the Philippines that can be operated without internet connection to aid in science education.