Along with its key partners in ASUS Foundation, Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation, and the Taiwan Digital Opportunity Center, ASUS Philippines achieved a new milestone in bolstering its CSR campaign.

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ASUS Philippines’ Ron Mariano (Leftmost), Product Marketer for Commercial PC, and Francis Garcia (Rightmost), Product Marketing Manager for Consumer PC, award the Certificate of Donation to Dr. Cecile Ocsan, Vocational School Administrator I of Sto. Domingo National Trade School.

This time, the ASUS team traveled all the way to Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, armed with a total of 80 ASUS laptops to be turned over to two schools.

“ASUS Philippines and our partners have never wavered in our commitment in championing education, computer literacy and skills advancement.

But beyond providing the PCs these students and faculty will use to upgrade their teaching and learning processes, we also look towards the positive impact this will ultimately have within their entire community.

That’s why for us, this is by no means a one-off activity… rather, it’s for sustainable development.”

– Francis Garcia, ASUS Philippines Consumer PC Product Marketing Manager/CSR Head

Sto. Domingo National Trade School (SDNTS) in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija is the first and only vocational trade school in the province, and currently caters to almost 2,000 students from Grade 7 to 12 enrolled in various vocational courses.

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Grade 10 Students of Sto. Domingo National Trade School in Nueva Ecija are all smiles inside their newly-equipped computer laboratory with 50 ASUS laptops last Febraury 27, 2020

With an overall student population of 3,350, the organization realizes the need to upgrade and modernize the quality of education to ensure that all students are able to achieve their full potentials.

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Students, faculty members and alumni from Lamo Elementary School in Nueva Vizcaya during the turnover ceremony of 30 ASUS laptops last February 28, 2020

The 50 ASUS laptops will be primarily for the benefit of SDNTS’ grade 7 to 10 students who are taking up Internet and Computing Fundamentals (ICF), and Computer Science Studies (CSS).

The Second Beneficiary of ASUS Philippines’ CSR campaign is the Lamo Elementary School in Nueva Vizcaya with an overall population of almost 200 students from Kinder to Grade 6. Though relatively small in size, the school gets support from its alumni and other partners who are quite active in pushing for the school’s development.

“One of the end goals of ASUS Philippines’ CSR activities is to lessen the digital divide, by supporting schools that have scarce resources. By providing these laptops, we are empowering students while improving their learning process, which we believe will impact their social and economic growth,” closes Francis Garcia.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.