Converge provides free connectivity, learning tablets to Aeta nursery students

By: Converge Admin | 12 Jul 2023

The parent firm of leading fiber broadband and technology solutions provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. —  ComClark Network and Technology Corp. —  in collaboration with the Clark Development Corp. (CDC), has powered up with satellite broadband connectivity the nursery school of the Aeta community in Bamban, Tarlac.

The very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite that was installed in the school was provided by ComClark Network and Technology Corp., which is not only for the online learning needs of the school but also for the different online transactions of the beneficiaries. 

Converge Chairman De Jesus (2nd from left) led the distribution of learning tablets to the students of CDC-Bloomberry-OB Family Care Center. He founded Project Pagsasarili, as CDC Chairman then, to deliver the learning needs of IP communities near Clark Freeport.

Converge, represented by its Board Chairman Jose de Jesus, distributed learning tablets to the over 20 young students of the CDC-Bloomberry-OB Family Care Center in Brgy. San Vicente recently. This initiative was in line with CDC’s Project Pagsasarili which aims to provide access to education to its nearby Indigenous Peoples (IPs) communities near Clark City. 

“Our battle cry at Converge is to leave no one behind. Our efforts ensure that our students will have the opportunity to develop their digital skills, at the same time, give them the necessary tools to enrich their online learning experiences,” said de Jesus who was also former CDC Chairman and project founder. 

Converge ICT Solutions Inc. and Clark Development Corp. (Corp.) initiated Project Pagsasarili in Brgy. San Vicente, Bamban, Tarlac, extending free learning tablets and internet connectivity to students to help enhance their digital skills and online learning capabilities. (From left) CDC Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Department (EAD) Rommel Narciso, Converge Chairman Jose “Ping” De Jesus, Converge Head of Government Relations Atty. Chito T. Salud, and Converge VP and Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations Jay-Anne Encarnado.

“From the words of our co-founder Dennis Anthony Uy, internet access is no longer a privilege but a right of everyone. We believe that with fast and reliable connectivity, we could break down barriers that hinder those in rural communities to also succeed and improve their lives,” said Converge Government Affairs Head Chito T. Salud.

Meanwhile, CDC Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Department Rommel Narciso said that CDC, under its Pagsasarili program, has more initiatives in the pipeline to empower IP communities with the help of its partner organizations such as Converge. 

In 2019, CDC launched Project Pagsasarili, in partnership with OB Montessori, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to deliver the early childhood and adult learning needs of IP communities around Clark Freeport. 

Converge provides free connectivity, learning tablets to Aeta nursery students
Converge has been a partner of CDC in empowering IP communities, in line with CDC’s Pagsasarili
program. Last year, Converge also handed out 100 units of tablets and free fiber connectivity to
other Pagsasarili Centers in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

Last year, Converge also extended 100 units of learning tablets and a minimum of 100 Mbps of free fiber connectivity at Pagsasarili Centers in Marcos Village and Sitio Calapi in Mabalacat, Pampanga.

By extending its support to the program, Converge reinforces its sustainability commitment to empower communities, making a positive impact to help build a better future for Filipinos.

TAGS: Clark Development Corporation, ComClark Network and Technology Corporation, Project Pagsasarili,

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