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Empowering Education through Connecting Communities. Metro Pacific Investments Foundation President Melody del Rosario (right) turns over of fifty Smart Pocket Wi-Fis to the student scouts of  Conde Labac Integrated School / MPIC

Metro Pacific supports student scouts 

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Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), through its Foundation, provided support to the student scouts of Conde Labac Integrated School in Batangas City, by donating Smart pocket Wi-Fi units to prepare them for education in the new normal.  

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, schools of all levels have begun their 2020 – 2021 school years, obliging their students to learn from home. With this unprecedented change in their educational environment, several schools have been compelled to provide their students and teachers with the proper materials to ensure efficient distance learning, gadgets included. However, even with the availability of tablets that they can utilize for online classes, most of these students do not have access to stable internet connectivity. 

In order to address this, MPIC, with the assistance of Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc., turned over fifty (50) units of Smart Pocket Wi-Fi to the school in preparation for their school opening on October 6. They were joined by Ms. Yolanda Ramirez, the school’s Officer-in-Charge and Mr. Penn delos Santos, a dive instructor and co-founder of the Batangas Dive Association (BaD Ass) Community Kitchen.

These student Scouts served as volunteers for the BaD Ass Community Kitchen, catering to evacuees situated in the Dreamzone inside the Provincial Capitol when the Taal Volcano erupted. Through morning and evening, they provided full meals to those affected by the calamity, ensuring that they are well-fed and sustained for their entire stay at the evacuation centers. 

“Aside from valuing their right to education, we are extending this aid to the Conde Labac student scouts to express our gratitude for their selfless efforts in helping their disadvantaged community,” says Melody del Rosario, VP for PR and Corporate Communications at MPIC. “Their acts, no matter how simple, created lasting effects that changed people’s lives.”

“With the pandemic bringing unprecedented changes, we are grateful for the help that MPIC has provided to our students,” says Yolanda Ramirez, Officer-in-Charge at Conde Labac Integrated School. “It is encouraging for us to know that education is always valued as a priority, amidst all the other challenges of COVID-19.”

To further prepare them for their upcoming school year, AKFI also donated vitamins to the students and teachers. The pocket Wi-Fi units will be utilized as needed and will be turned over to the school for future use of incoming students.

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