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Microsoft Philippines and DepEd partner to strengthen education

Microsoft Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) recently participated in the Orientation for ICT Coordinators as part of its implementation of batch 14 of the DepEd computerization program in Dumaguete and General Santos City on March 21.

The training was developed to empower coordinators to implement the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP). The DCP distributes important tools for learning, such as computer sets to public elementary and high schools all over the country to emphasize technology in the learning framework. The DCP has equipped 88 percent of secondary schools and 51 percent of elementary schools so far.

“We are preparing Filipino students for a future shaped by new technologies and this would not be possible if we do not start incorporating the necessary tools needed in their day-to-day education,” said Rogelio Vicente Juan Morales, Technical Service Director of the Department of Education. “Education, just like any focus area of social development, needs the support of a strategic partner like Microsoft whom we have been engaging with in our efforts to make this country a nation of digitally competitive youth.”

“We at Microsoft have always been guided by our mission to enhance people’s lives through the power of technology. We believe it is important that we help maximize the potential of today’s youth to allow them to enhance their talents and become globally competitive,” said Clarissa Segismundo, Education Programs Lead of Microsoft Philippines. “Through our growing educational programs and strategic partnerships with educational leaders and top organizations, Microsoft Philippines has made it a priority to provide teachers and students across the country the tools they need to better themselves and share their knowledge with members of their community.”

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