The Philippines education system is one of the most challenged in South East Asia. Lack of technology, poor internet signal and access to quality training and education are some of the identified challenges of some schools specially schools in far flung areas and isolated islands. To address this, the Department of Education (DepEd) has implemented the Last Mile Schools Program which aims to address the gaps in resources and facilities of schools that are located in geographically isolated and disadvantaged and conflict-affected areas (GIDCA). Subway® Philippines is doing its share in ensuring quality learnings and education to students in Last Mile Schools in the Philippines. During its 26th year anniversary, Subway® Philippines announces its “Subway® School In a Box Program.”
“School in a Box, in partnership with e-DRIS, aims to empower teachers and students from last mile schools by providing them vast expanse of knowledge, learning and management tools without the use of the internet. With this program, last-mile schools can now adopt a new learning management system that will serve as their bridge in connecting with everyone else across the community,” shares Subway® Philippines Marketing Manager Joshua Wahiman.
e-DRIS is a game-changing educational app, addressing challenges of teachers, tutors, educators and pupils all over the world. e-DRIS (Philippines) Inc. through its Chief Executive Officer Atty. Rainier Butalid expressed gratitude to Subway® for choosing their company as the official partner of the program.
Atty. Rainier Butalid shares, “We are very glad and very happy that Subway has partnered with us to address the challenges of connectivity and digital learning to some of the Filipino students in last mile schools. This will really be a game changer for the Philippine education system and Subway® is making a trailblazing effort for our educational system.
“Subway® has been providing nutritious food for 26 years. It has provided nutrition for the body. This program will provide quality education for the mind of the young,” adds Atty Butalid.
With the help of the partners’ learning machines, Subway® hopes that students will be equipped with a huge expanse of knowledge so that the next generation will be ready and competitive despite the challenge of the digital divide.
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