North Bay Boulevard North Elementary School in Navotas, Metro Manila, recently received a School-In-A-Bag (SIAB) donation from Huawei Technologies Phils., Inc. through the PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) to help the school’s teachers and students manage digital education which is part of the DepEd’s blended learning strategy in these challenging times of the pandemic.

The redesigned SIAB 2.0, which contains 20 tablets, one laptop, and a Smart Pocket Wifi, is in line with PLDT and Smart’s efforts to improve the digital tools and solutions for the education system in the country.

Chosen as the first public school recipient of the SIAB 2.0 by PLDT and Smart Chairman Manuel V Pangilinan, thru the PSF, the North Bay Boulevard North Elementary is located in one of the poorest informal settler communities in Metro Manila. It has a population of over 900 students and 60 teachers.

The donation also included 66 tablets that will be given to graduating students who reside in Navotas Market Three as personally endorsed by Pangilinan.

The School-In-A-Bag donation forms part of Huawei’s $50K grant to PSF. Other public schools in the country will also receive SIABs in the near future.