The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) officially turned over 20 units of laptops to the Department of Education (DepEd)-Schools Division Office in Taytay, Rizal on September 30, 2021 as part of its Digital Education Program and its component expanded Cybersafe Learning Project.
DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II led the handover, and the learning devices were accepted by DepEd Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Gloria C. Roque, Education Program Specialist II Jovelyn Jaqueca, and Executive Assistant Marv Christian Alegre.
The DICT also presented a certificate of appreciation to Councilor Sophia L. Cabral of the
Municipality of Taytay, Rizal for her invaluable support to the DICT’s programs and for her leadership during this pandemic to seek innovative governance solutions that will bring ICT-based interventions, devices/tools, and cybersafe learning to the youth constituents of the Municipality of Taytay which will further lead the Municipality closer towards recovery and resiliency.
“Your DICT remains committed to assisting our education sector as it continues to pursue online and blended learning amid the new normal,” Secretary Honasan said. “We hope to provide Taytay with the necessary tools and devices that will enable them to better adapt to new modalities of learning,” he added.
The Cybersafe Learning Project Education seeks to optimize the use of ICT for the enhancement of cyber-education and promotion of digital literacy. It aims to develop cybersafe learning hygiene for schools in order to protect students and teachers alike from threats against their data privacy and other cyber threats.
Secretary Honasan said the DICT will continue to expand this initiative to other local government units across the country, especially those situated in remote and far-flung communities.
Previously, the DICT has partnered with the DepEd for the establishment of the Public Education Network (PEN) which is envisioned to provide digital connectivity to all public schools and DepEd offices nationwide.