COTABATO CITY: Troops under the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion (IB) have joined the efforts in helping public schools adapt to the “new normal” mode of teaching, donating 50 cellular phones to a public school here Monday.
Lt. Col.Rogelio Gabi, the 40IB commander, turned the mobile phones over to the administrators of the Cotabato City National High School (CCNHS)-Annex at Don E. Sero.
The donation was part of the school’s activity dubbed “Project CP para sa Radyo is Cool may pang-TXT blast pa!”
Janette Gaudiano, the CCNHS-Annex headteacher, said the project will benefit students who have been identified by teachers who do not have the means to own a mobile phone.
“As part of the 40IB, I am extending my gratitude to the CCNHS for providing us the opportunity to share whatever blessings that we have so that the students will continue to study diligently despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic,” Gabi said.
Gabi hoped the mobile phones can encourage students to pursue their education despite the pandemic.
Gaudiano thanked the 40IB for the donation, saying “the mobile phones will facilitate student learning without actually going to school because of the pandemic.”