Zone V Camera Club, PLDT Home brings digital learning to underprivileged students


Zone V Camera Club and PLDT Home continue their aim of creating online learning hubs for underprivileged youngsters, with students from ERDA SaBaNa (Educational Research and Development Assistance, Samahan ng mga Batang Nananambakan) in Tondo, Manila being the most recent beneficiaries.
Zone V Camera Club donated laptops, and PLDT Home supplied a 400 Mbps broadband connection for the next two years, to help pupils succeed in school and in life. Zone V Camera Club and PLDT Home collaborated to renovate ERDA’s computer room to make it more suitable to study, as well as repainted the walls and tables. A mural was created on one wall to depict the students’ modern-day lives in Tondo, Manila, and how they deal with digital learning.

Beneficiary ERDA SaBaNa Foundation in Tondo has been offering educational support to poor children, including school supplies, bags, and uniforms, tutorials and workshops, and leadership and life skills training. Since 1974, ERDA has aided over 800,000 students in their school and real-life education.

These children are members of the digital native generation, but they do not have access to computers at home or the physical space to focus on research for their class projects. They now have a wealth of information at their fingertips thanks to PLDT Home’s connections, allowing them to satisfy their curious minds and hunger for knowledge about the world around them. This will also provide them with faster download and upload speeds for educational videos.

Zone V Camera Club selected Assumption Development Foundation (ADF) in Sapang Palay, Bulacan as the first beneficiary of their flagship project, Images of H.O.P.E., last year (Helping Others Prosper and Excel). Zone V sells printed images shot by its members to collect funds for the construction of more online learning hubs for impoverished Filipino students, while PLDT Home provides the broadband connection.

Zone V Camera Club was established in 1978 with the assistance of the late renowned photographer Vic Valenciano. Members of the club include professional photographers as well as amateurs who have won local and international photographic competitions.

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