TEACHING AIDS. The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided solar-powered interactive multimedia teaching aids to some indigenous schools. The move aims to enhance the quality of the teaching-learning experience for both teachers and students even without internet connectivity or a conventional electric power supply. (Photo courtesy of DOST-3)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided teaching aids to indigenous schools in two provinces of the region.

Recipients of solar-powered interactive multimedia teachings aids were Bato Elementary School, Pinag-anakan Integrated School, and Basyo Elementary School, all in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan; and the Kadayakan Elementary School, Decoliat Elementary School, San Juan Elementary School, and Bayanihan National High School, all in Maria Aurora, Aurora.

The provision was made possible through DOST-3 Community Empowerment’s Science and Technology program.

DOST-3 Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat on Wednesday said the teaching tools will provide teachers and students access to interactive lessons and exercises in math and science subjects and simulated laboratory experiments.

With the provision of the teaching aids, Sicat said the DOST hopes to enhance the quality of the teaching-learning experience for both teachers and students as they can be used even without internet connectivity or a conventional electric power supply.

“Since the teaching aids are solar-powered, they are especially suited in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas where electricity is absent,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Zandro Donceras, teacher-in-charge at Bato Elementary School, thanked the DOST for the assistance that could help enhance their school’s teaching and learning environment.

“Mula sa aming paaralan na ang mga mag-aaral ay katutubong Agta-Dumagat, labis po kaming nagpaapasalamat sa inyong binigay na e-learning technology upang mas malinang ang kanilang karunungan at makasabay sa estado ng larangan ng edukasyon ngayon. Ipagpatuloy po ninyo ang pag-abot ng tulong sa mga katutubong paaralan na walang ginagamit na teknolohiya sa pagtuturo dahil sa layo at kakulangan ng kuryente (From our schools where our students are Agta-Dumagats, we are very thankful for the e-learning technology that you have given that could help enhance their knowledge and cope with the present state of education. Please continue extending help to the indigenous schools which do not use technologies in teaching due to distance and lack of electricity),” Donceras said. (PNA)