Intensive Learning Support: TFP Digital Learning Scholarship Kick Off Ceremony at PCSHS

Intensive Learning Support: TFP Digital Learning Scholarship Kick Off Ceremony at PCSHS

By: May Ann D. Romano

Teacher II 


Last February 21-22, 2022, the selected Grade 11 STEM students of Pasay City South High School were able to receive complete set of learning materials through the TELSTRA Foundation Philippines (TFP). The strong partnership of TFP and PCSHS STEM Senior High School Department under the STEM UP Program Year 4 Project is a collaborative initiative to provide students with learning equipment that can help them continue their studies despite the challenges brought by the educational shift in the New Normal setting.

In lieu of the selection process, spearheaded by Mrs. Editha F. Alimbuyuguen, Subject Group Head for SHS- STEM,  Mrs. Mary Ann E. Garcia, and Mr. Remart A. Balingit  50 Grade 11 STEM Scholars were carefully selected based on the following criteria: Enrolled under the STEM track, Consistent attendance record, Related subjects such as Earth Science, General Biology 1, General Mathematics and Pre-Calculus must have no grades lower than 85%, as well as commitment and active participation in the TFP, PBSP and PCSHS activities.

These satisfied the Digital Learning Scholarship (DLS) Selection Process which involved (1) Initial listing as recommended by Pasay City South High School, (2) Application

of Learner through an application form provided to them, (3) Applicants were evaluated based on their data and answers from the application form (4) Shortlisted candidates were interviewed via Zoom and (5) Deliberation for the Final Selection of Scholars.

Each scholar was able to receive the learning equipment under the Digital Learning Scholarship (DLS) via door-to-door delivery which include: 1 Laptop, Headset, Software: MS office and malware, Pocket Wifi with SIM Card and monthly internet load provisions for the duration of the scholarship. It is also understood that the guidelines for the equipment usage be followed strictly. The Kick Off Ceremony comes to a success in the presence of TFP-PBSP team, school administrators headed by Mrs. Emilia L. Tolentino, School Principal, Dr. Mark Anthony F. Familaran, Assistant School Principal, Mrs. Editha F. Alimbuyuguen, SGH-STEM with the parents and STEM student beneficiaries and delivery of the equipment to the learner’s doorstep follows.