GenSan GLU to distribute 40 more computers for literacy program

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 June) – The city government is set to distribute 40 more personal computers (PCs) to selected public high schools here as part of the continuing implementation of its enhanced computer literacy program (CLP)

Percival Pasuelo, executive assistant for information technology of the city mayor’s office, said Wednesday the distribution of the additional PCs was aimed at further improving the capacities of the computer laboratories of local public schools as conduits of the city’s SHEEP-CLP initiative.

SHEEP stands for Social Transformation, Human Empowerment, Economic Diversification, Environment Security and Regeneration and Participatory Governance and Transparency, which are the city’s main development thrusts.

“This is in line with the city government’s efforts to provide basic computer education to students, out-of-school youths, senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD) and other local sectors,” he said in a statement.

The city government earlier launched the CLP as a major component of the SHEEP program’s education-related initiatives.

Pasuelo said the new PCs will be released to the selected public school-beneficiaries during a gathering that will be hosted by the city government on July 4.

He said Lagao National High School-main campus will receive 20 units while Balunto National High School and Lagao National High School-Annex will get 10 units each.

Since January, the city government has already released 235 brand new PC units to local public high schools as well as senior citizens and PWD groups.

Earlier this month, the city PWD federation received five PC sets to augment the initial five units they received last May.

The Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) received five PC sets while the Lanton National High School received five and 10 units each, respectively, in May.

In April, the city government made its biggest distribution with 145 units released to nine public high schools.

It gave out 20 PCs each to the General Santos City National High School, New Society National High School, Fatima National High School, Labangal National High School, General Santos City National Secondary School of Arts and Trades and Bula National School of Fisheries. Busano National High School and Tinagacan National High School received 10 PCs each while Irineo National High School got five PCs. Last February, the city released 15 PC units to Irineo National High School and 10 units to Dadiangas North High School. (Allen V. Estabillo / MindaNews)