• April 24, 2024

DITO Telecommunity is helping alleviate the digital divide with the help of 5G technology by providing free broadband internet to Taguig public schools.  

For the initial phase, DITO installed DITO Home UNLI 5G WiFi in six public schools: Cipriano P. Sta. Teresa Elementary School, Silangan Elementary School, Taguig Integrated School, Napindan Integrated School, South Daang Hari Elementary School, and Taguig National High School.

WiFi was installed in key areas of learning, teaching, and convergence, benefitting over 30,000 students. The project was made possible through the Adopt-A-School Program of Hands On Manila, a non-profit private organization championing volunteerism that contributes to nation-building.  

According to Joyce Capacillo, Home Business Unit head of DITO, this initiative is more than just a technical solution to the students’ struggle with limited internet access; it became a source of hope for them to continue pursuing their dreams and aspirations.  

 “We aim to support the education sector by helping provide equitable access to the internet. We recognize that lack of internet connectivity not only limits students’ access to educational resources but also hinders their ability to navigate and fully engage in a digital environment, a skill that is crucial for their future,” Capacillo said.  

“We’ve heard stories of students having a hard time securing their own mobile data  just to complete their school requirements and online exams. Such stories opened our eyes to the daily hardships that young minds face every day, and here at DITO, our hope is to somehow alleviate this burden and that no student gets left behind,” she added.  

DITO plans to expand this initiative to other locations.

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