TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, 2 June (PIA) – The Intel Philippines turned over 10 school buildings which are disaster resilient and digitally equipped at Sto. Nino Elementary School, Tanauan, Leyte yesterday.

According to Intel Philippines Country Manager Calum Chrisholm the 10 school buildings which were turned over is a deviation from the traditional school building built because aside from being a disaster resilient it is equipped with solar panel that can provide energy at no cost.

It is a resilient building because it can withstand typhoon with winds of up to 250 kph and an intensity 7 earthquake, he said.

Mr. Chrisholm further said that all teachers are provided with 2-in-1 laptop or tablet devices and a content access point for easy instructional methods that can be used by the teacher in teaching their students in a more convenient way.

They also gave 20 laptops to the students of Sto. Nino Elementary School for easy interaction and to respond with the instructions given by the teacher, said Chrisholm.

Mr. Chrisholm appealed to the beneficiaries specially the students and would be students of Sto. Nino Elementary School to make use of the potential and opportunity of information technology in acquiring knowledge thru the Intel Philippines way.

Mr Chrishol bared that Intel Philippines thru its employee matching grant generated a total of USD 375,000 (Php. 15.6 million) in donations sourced out from 2,400 Intel Philippines employees worldwide to fund school building damaged by typhoon “Haiyan” on November 18, 2013.

They were touched by the spirit and unity of the victim-survivor for their eagerness to rebuild back better and face the challenges, he said.

Mr. Marlon Tangpuz, School Principal of Sto. Nino, Elemetary School was grateful to the Intel Philippines who donated the 10 school building.

According to him, they can use it in molding the 620 students to acquire better knowledge through the use of information technology. (ajc/jhb/PIA-8)