World Vision shares plans for digital education initiatives at DepEd Cyber Expo Summit
World Vision Development Foundation National Director Rommel V. Fuerte presented the organization’s ongoing digital education initiatives as part of the Department of Education (DepEd)’s Cyber Expo conference and exhibition summit. The talk was held at the PICC CCP Complex on March 14, 2019.
During his presentation, Fuerte emphasized the importance of digital education as a tool not just for learning but also for protection from various kinds of online abuses such as online sexual exploitation of children.
“World Vision believes that by building partnerships for children, we will be able to champion digital innovations for education –because well-educated children, families and communities will know the rights of children and will have a better chance of protecting them against all types of harm,” Fuerte said.
“Being champions of children led us to being champions of digital education. Now, in faith and in action, for the most vulnerable children of the Philippines, we embark on our next big achievement, the implementation of the ProFuturo digital classroom program.”
Aside from discussing World Vision’s ongoing plans with ProFuturo, the national director also thanked past partners for programs like the Bloom Software, the i-Like ICT project, and the Smart TechnoCart program, for working with World Vision to further digital education.
“For the most vulnerable children, for our learners, I encourage you to be the force that will help change their world. And one of the best ways of doing it is through digital education,” Fuerte explained. “As we all help the Department of Education deliver quality education, we pray that children will be even more protected against harm and that they themselves will take part in educating their fellow learners.”
DepEd’s Cyber Expo Summit is a three-day conference and exhibition aimed to promote the rise of digital education in the Philippines. The event was held from March 12 to March 14.