Jose Rizal Memorial School of SDO Calamba City partnered with STMicroelectronics Foundation under the program “Tablets for Kids” also known as T4K Program. This partnership provides children the experience to enhance their skills in using technology in the learning process, making participants thankful, motivated, and inspired to learn.

Supported with DepEd Order No. 40 s., 2015, schools are now creating linkages with different stakeholders in order to provide the needs of the learners in order to perform with excellence and be developed well-roundedly.

In addition, in order to achieve the goals of the K to 12 Program, the Department of Education, through the said order, also supports partnership-building program with “different groups in the field of work immersion opportunities …, use of facilities and equipment, additional teacher training opportunities and additional resources in the form of donations”.

Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Geneva and was established in 2001. Its prime mission is to sponsor projects that employ the use of modern sciences and high technology. It has spearheaded programs which aim at spreading the benefits of digital technology, by providing free of cost both the tools as well as the basic training to those who have limited knowledge on the use of computers and in accessing the internet.

STMicroelectronics has already trained 600,000 people in 17 countries globally including the Philippines. Fortunately, Jose Rizal Memorial School of SDO Calamba City is a recipient of this T4K Program in the Philippines. (Minariza M. Gillaco, EPSII/Division Information and Action Officer, SDO Calamba City)