Moa inked to improve public school libraries

TSI ALIBE PROJECT
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A learning-conducive library is one that augments education with digital information. And the Therma South, Inc. will make it possible.

In a few months, several school libraries in Davao will undergo a major prepping up after the TSI launched the “It’s A-Libe Project” yesterday.

The TSI signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Science and Technology and the University of Mindanao (UM) to renovate the libraries of the public high schools in Brgy. Binugao, Toril, Davao City and Brgy. Inawayan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

“Library is very important because we noticed that there are already fewer children who read and their attention span is getting shorter,” said TSI President and Chief Operating Officer Sebastian Lacson.

Lacson said the project aims to make libraries of selected public high schools conducive to learning by transforming the libraries into reading hubs equipped with DOST’s science and technology e-portals using the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk (STARBOOKS).

The STARBOOKS system houses relevant learning materials ranging from topics like food and nutrition, health and medicine, energy, environment, and livelihood technologies among others in text, audio and video formats.

The reading hubs will be renovated based on the designs from the College of Architecture and Fine Arts Education of the University of Mindanao.

The TSI, a subsidiary owned by the Aboitiz Power Corporation, and the Aboitiz Foundation will spend 712,000 pesos for the renovation and the computer hardware of the two libraries of the schools identified.

The project is set to begin September this year and expected to be finished in November in line with the National Reading Month.

| Published in 105.9 Balita FM’s Facebook page: Moa inked to improve public school libraries, July 7, 2016

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