The city government here is set to turn over 300 laptops to indigent students under its “Student Siblings Laptop Sharing Project” on Oct. 16, an official said Thursday.
Norman Baloro, the spokesperson for the project, said the laptops will be given out to students enrolled in junior and senior public high schools here.
“This is very useful since most of the students were enrolled in online classes,” Baloro told Philippine News Agency.
The “Student Siblings’ Laptop Sharing Project” is initiated by Mayor Sara Z. Duterte and sponsored by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Davao City.
Baloro said the distribution of the gadgets will be headed by Acting Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte and Chinese Consul General Li Lin at People’s Park here.
Beneficiaries include high school learners from low-income families, or those with solo parents or living with low-income guardians. They must also have two or more siblings who are enrolled in schools so that they can share the laptop among themselves.
“Priority is given to those residing in Toril Proper, Buhangin Proper, Bunawan Proper, and barangays under Poblacion and Agdao District since these are urban poor areas with stable electricity and internet connections,” Baloro said.
He said students who are already enrolled in other scholarship programs and assistance offered by the city government are not qualified for the project. (Che Palicte/PNA)