New computer sets
given to Tanauan’s CeC
TACLOBAN CITY – Ten
new computer sets were given by the provincial government of Leyte to
Tanuan town’s eSkwela center, a flagship project of the Commission on
Information and Communications Technology (CICT) that is envisioned to
provide ICT-enhanced educational opportunities for Filipino
out-of-school youth and adults.
This now brought the
total number of computers at the Tanauan Community e-Center to twenty.
Under this project of
the CICT, community-based e-learning centers or eSkwelas are being
established in major centers around the country to conduct ICT-enhanced
alternative education programs for interested individuals.
The center serves as a
venue where out-of-school learners and other community members can
learn new skills and competencies, review for the Accreditation and
Equivalency (A&E) Examination of the DepEd-BALS, and help prepare
learners to rejoin the formal school system.
According to Leyte
Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla this is one project wholly supported by
the provincial government as it brings e-learning opportunities and
ICT learning resources to mobile teachers, instructional managers and
out-of-school learners in an exciting, innovative, and locally
On the other hand,
Tanauan Mayor Roque Tiu said the new computer sets provided by the
provincial government would be a great help in making available ICT-enhanced
alternative education programs for more out-of-school youths.
Enrollees of the
program identified by the Division Office of the Department of
Education in Leyte are called learners who are taught according to
their own pace. Interactive topic modules are employed to teach the
learners the five learning strands geared to help them develop basic
skills in preparation for employment, vocational courses or tertiary
The five learning
strands include communications, critical thinking and problem solving,
productivity and sustainability of natural resources, development of
self and sense of community, and expanding one’s world vision. The
modules include audio and text materials in English but for
discussions, learners can use Filipino or English.
Tanauan eSkwela based
at the Tanauan Community e-Center is the first community e-center in
Leyte and was launched in February of this year through the Commission
on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) together with the
local government of Tanauan.
eSkwela project sites established in the country include Quezon City,
San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan, Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro City and