To provide assistance in addressing the shortage of resources and facilitate the delivery of better quality education to public schools particularly in poverty-stricken provinces and areas in the country, Epson Philippines announced that it will donate more printers and projectors to public schools as part of its “Gift of Brightness” programme in partnership with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Adopt-a-School Program.
Epson Philippines will provide the second batch of fifteen Epson Technology package for selected schools. Each package includes the following:
- Epson Ink Tank System printer – the L220 Multifunction Color Printer and L-Series Inks;
- Epson WorkForce M100 Single Function Monochrome Printer and Inks;
- Epson LQ310 Dot Matrix Printer and SIDM Ribbons;
- Epson Labelworks LW400 Label Printer and ribbons;
- Epson EB-S31 portable projector; and
- a document camera.
A total of thirty schools were provided with the Epson Technology package since the start of the program in 2014.
Fourteen schools were selected from DepEd’s list of Top Performing Schools for School year 2015-2016, with an additional school directly chosen by Epson Philippines to complete the number of recipients for the second batch.
Epson selected schools across the country based on DepEd’s Bureau of Educational Assessment’s (BFA) list of top ranking primary and secondary schools from 2015 to 2016 and within Epson’s service areas, to help facilitate new user training and visits with the schools’ faculty members.
“Schools that already received a Technology package from Epson in the past years have relayed to us how much the products helped make teaching and studying exciting and enriching. These stories have inspired us to continue equipping schools that do not have the financial capacity to acquire them,” Epson Philippines head of Marcom and PR Donna V. Ferro said in a statement sent to TechBeat.ph.
“We would also include a 1-year supply of inks and ribbons along with the equipment, to ensure that these products will help out in the students’ assignments and other school requirements.”
The recipients include schools from:
- Ilagan, Isabela,
- Calapan, Mindoro,
- Balanga, Bataan,
- Roxas, Capiz,
- Talisay, Cebu,
- Zamboanga City,
- General Santos City, South Cotabato,
- Butuan, Agusan Del Norte,
- Baguio City (CAR),
- Valenzuela City, NCR,
- Paranaque City, NCR,
- Pasay City, NCR,
- Quezon City, NCR, and
- Las Pinas City, NCR.
“The Epson Gift of Brightness program is Epson’s way of supporting the development of youth and contributing towards the education sector. This is an ongoing advocacy effort, and we are always looking for like-minded partners, groups and organizations to help us select schools from all over the country,” Ferro said.
“For this year, DepEd made it possible for us to access top-ranking schools who truly need the resources we can offer. It is our hope that their students will be able to continue towards a brighter future with the help of technology that can make their learning experience even more fruitful.”