Sunday, September 25, 2011

KEPCO Turns Over Computer Laboratory Project

Last September 23, KEPCO Philippines, Inc. – Ilijan Plant formally turned over the computer laboratory building to Pedro S. Tolentino Memorial National High School through its principal, Ms Lourdes Atienza.

The computer laboratory project was made possible by Kepco’s donation of 42 tons of used lead-acid batteries to the Motolite-PBSP Balik Baterya Program. Aside from the 7m x 9m computer room, the funds will also be used to train the school’s 15 teachers on basic computer skills. Additional 5 sets of computer units are also donated to increase their existing 10 units of PCs. An air-conditioning unit will also be installed.

As with other PBSP initiatives on information technology, the PTCA in coordination with the school administration shall be mobilized for the upkeep of the computer laboratory and equipment. A local contractor was hired for the construction of the new computer room so that assistance on repairs and maintenance can be easily accessed.

In his message, KEPCO’s Hwa Yeon Hwang expressed his gratitude for all the partners that made the project possible. He was amazed at how the plant’s scrap batteries were turned into funds that built the computer laboratory. He hopes that with this new computer room, learning will be more conducive to the schools’ 570 students.

The turnover event was also graced by DepEd representatives headed by its Batangas Division OIC, Mr. Tolentino Aquino, Ramcar’s CSR Head Mr Eman Ragaza, PBSP’s Senior Program Officer Kristine Rivadelo, Ilijan Brgy. Capt. Prudencio Cepillo, KEPCO officers and employees, the Ilijan Community Development Foundation, Inc. and members of the PTCA.