The Davao City government has launched the “Student Siblings Laptop Sharing Project” where 300 laptops are given out to pupils enrolled in junior and senior public high schools for their online classes.
The “Student Siblings’ Laptop Sharing Project” is a special project initiated by Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and sponsored by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Davao City.
To qualify, the beneficiary should be a junior or senior high school pupil from an indigent family, indigent solo parent, or living with indigent guardians; must have online and offline classes; lives in a dwelling with electricity; and, must have two or more siblings who are enrolled in schools to share the laptop.
Norman Baloro, the spokesperson for the special project, said that interested students may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to download the application forms, which will put in the designated dropbox outside the Pasalubong Center beside the People’s Park. These forms must be submitted from September 21 to 23, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Baloro said that priority will be given to those residing in Toril Proper, Buhangin Proper, Bunawan Proper, and barangays under Poblacion and Agdao District since these are urban poor areas with stable electricity and internet connections.
Baloro said that the 300 qualified to receive the laptops will be asked to comply with the requirements that will be posted on the Facebook Page of Eskwela Davao.
“We will get and generate the names and we will find those who need it most, especially those who are less fortunate. According to NEDA (National Economic Development Authority), a family can be considered poor when a family of six persons only has P12,577 monthly income,” he said.
Baloro said pupils and students already enrolled in other scholarship programs and assistance such as the Eskwela Davao, STEP scholarship, CHED-LGU Tulong Dunong Program are no longer qualified for the Laptop Sharing Project. CIO